This annual competition—open to all Congressional Districts—allows students grades 9-12 to submit original paintings, drawings, collages, mixed media, computer-generated art, and photographs. From the artwork collections, each District will select a winner. District winners will receive free airfare to attend the national reception in Washington D.C., where an overall winner will be selected.
In addition, each District-winning artwork will hang for one year in the Cannon House Office Building tunnel used by congressional members and guests to travel between the Capitol and congressional office buildings.
Please review the new guidelines for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition (CAC). The 2017 Congressional Art Competition Document will provide the up-to-date information you will need to participate. For details on the awards ceremony, please review this packet. Finally, please review and fill out the CAC form here.
If you have further questions, please call Sherrie Mitchell at 870.203.0540 or email her at AR01.Art@mail.house.gov. In addition, they may visit http://www.house.gov/content/educate/art_competition.