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Congressional Arts Competition


As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, our office has decided to adapt the Congressional Art Competition to our new guidelines of physical distancing. As such, we have decided to move forward with a virtual art competition for students in grades 9-12. 

Students may submit up to 2 works of art. Students will do this by taking 1 photograph of his/her art per submission. Students will submit the photos and art releases to The art release can be found here.

All submissions are now due by 5:30pm on Friday, May 22nd, 2020. 

Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional district.

The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in the 15th District. The art of the over-all 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.

Art works entered in the contest may be up to 26 inches by 26 inches (including the frame) and may be up to 4 inches in depth. The art work may be

•Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
•Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
•Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
•Mixed Media
•Computer Generated Art
All entries must be an original in concept, design and execution.

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.

If you would like more information on the annual Congressional District Art Competition, please contact the Central Ohio District office at 614-771-4968.

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