Art Competition

The deadline to submit artwork for the Spring 2021 Congressional Art Competition is Friday, April 23rd.

The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.

The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in the 1st District. The overall winner of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nation-wide. The winner not only receives the honor of having their art hang in the Capitol exhibition, but will also receive two tickets (for the student and one guardian) from Southwest Airlines to fly to Washington, D.C. and take part in viewing their art in the exhibition. There will also be a reception in the U.S. Capitol held in honor of the Congressional Art Competition Winners. There are two different scholarship opportunities for the winners of this art competition, one scholarship is for Savannah College of Art and Design, and the other for Tennessee Wesleyan College. The winners of the competition that enroll in one of these schools will receive a scholarship of $3,000.

The theme this year is "Purple mountains, amber waves and fruited plains, the heartland of America."

All submissions must adhere to the Rules and Regulations set by the Congressional Institute and on the back of each submission, the Student Information and Release Form must be attached.

If you would like more information on the annual Congressional District Art Competition or have any more questions, please contact David Morgan in the Auburn Office at 530-878-5035 or Amber Avila in the DC Office at 202-225-3076.

man on motorcycle, american flag, liberty, building

"Liberty" by Forest Wong was the winner of the 2020 Congressional Art Competition,