Congressional Art Competition – An Artistic Discovery
This contest is a great way for students in our community to show their impressive artistic talents. I am pleased to invite all high school students from my district to participate in the local competition and am excited to have the artwork of South Texas in our Capitol.
Initiated by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982, the event is a nationwide annual art competition that allows high school students from all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories to showcase their artistic ability. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual Awards Reception in Washington, DC. Since the competition’s inception in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated. As a result, the winning work from each Congressional district is displayed in an eleven month exhibit in the Cannon tunnel that leads into the U.S. Capitol.
For entry guidelines, please click here. Student information and the release form can be found here.
All entries must meet the following criteria:
- Be two dimensional
- Be no larger than 28 inches wide by 28 inches tall by 4 inches thick
- Not weigh more than 15 pounds
- Be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws.
The artwork is due in one of the five congressional offices no later than Friday, April 6 by 6:00 pm CT.
Please contact Pete Arguello in my Laredo office at (956) 725-0639 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or if he can be of assistance in any way. You can also visit http://www.house.gov/content/educate/art_competition/ for more information about the Congressional Art competition. Good luck!
2012 - Jose Lopez of East Central High School
"Mr. Cool Guy"
2011 - Elio Gonzalez of Juarez-Lincoln High School