Congressional Art Competition

Ages:Elementary, Middle School, High School

Type:Submission

Categories:Art, US Government Affairs

Scope:National

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.

Students submit artistic entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol. Accepted mediums for the two-dimensional artwork are as follows:

  • Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
  • Drawings: colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal (It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)
  • Collages: must be two dimensional
  • Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints
  • Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
  • Computer-generated art
  • Photographs

To enter the 2017 Art Competition:

  • First contact your representative to confirm your district’s participation and obtain specific guidance.
  • Review the 2017 Art Competition Rules and Regulations for Students and Teachers.
  • The 2017 Student Information/Release Form must be completed. Visit your representative's website to request a copy or to complete the Form online
  • Follow the 2017 Art Submission Checklist.
  • Download the 2017 Student Release form
  • Submit to your representative by the deadline specified on their website.
Visit the  competition website for complete details.

Artistic works are reviewed  by a panel of artists in each congressional district.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: http://www.house.gov/content/educate/art_competition/

Managing Organization: Congressional Institute

Contact:


Entry Fee: $0

This competition is open to students in Elementary, Middle School, High School.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.

Process

Students submit artistic entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol. Accepted mediums for the two-dimensional artwork are as follows:
  • Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
  • Drawings: colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal (It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)
  • Collages: must be two dimensional
  • Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints
  • Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
  • Computer-generated art
  • Photographs

To enter the 2017 Art Competition:

  • First contact your representative to confirm your district’s participation and obtain specific guidance.
  • Review the 2017 Art Competition Rules and Regulations for Students and Teachers.
  • The 2017 Student Information/Release Form must be completed. Visit your representative's website to request a copy or to complete the Form online
  • Follow the 2017 Art Submission Checklist.
  • Download the 2017 Student Release form
  • Submit to your representative by the deadline specified on their website.
Visit the  competition website for complete details.

Criteria

Artistic works are reviewed  by a panel of artists in each congressional district.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: http://www.house.gov/content/educate/art_competition/

Managing Organization: Congressional Institute

Contact:


Entry Fee: $0

This competition is open to students in Elementary, Middle School, High School.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.