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Congressional Art Competition

Each spring, a nationwide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Congressional Art Competition  encourages and recognizes the artistic talents of students from each participating Congressional District.

The Congressional Art Competition is an exciting opportunity for high school students in Central Texas to showcase their artistic talents. Past winners have received the honor of getting to see their artwork hung in the U.S. Capitol and in my district offices.

I invite all high school students whose permanent residence address is within the 17th District to participate. Artworks entered in the contest may be up to 28 inches by 28 inches (including the frame) and may be up to 4 inches in depth. The art work may be

  • Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
  • Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
  • Collage
  • Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
  • Mixed Media
  • Computer Generated Art
  • Photography

Once all submissions have been received, finalist will be selected and one winner will be chosen to represent the 17th Congressional District in Washington, D.C. The winner’s artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year, where it will be seen by thousands of people. The winner will also receive two round-trip airline tickets to Washington, D.C. to attend the unveiling of their artwork as well as a reception honoring the all of the winners in June. The remaining finalist will have their artwork hang in the Congressman’s district offices.

Deadline for all submissions is 5pm on Friday, April 25, 2014.

Guidelines and submission forms can be accessed by CLICKING HERE.

All entries submitted must be original in concept, design and execution. For further information or details regarding the Congressional Art Competition, students and teachers should contact Miranda Henderson in our Bryan/College Station Office at (979) 703-4037 or Miranda.Henderson@mail.house.gov.