The Congressional Art Competition is a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent throughout the nation and in each congressional district. The competition began in 1982 and since then more than 650,000 high school students have participated nationwide.
Students submit 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. To learn more about the art competition click here.
To participate in the 2013 Congressional Art Competition, please fill out the release form here. Guidelines for the 2013 competition can be found here.