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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Congressional Art Competition

Every year, high school students around the country compete for a chance to win a scholarship and have their artwork displayed in the United States Capitol. Since 1982, more than 650,000 students have taken part of this exciting opportunity.

congressional art competition
Left: Mya Concepcion’s winning piece; Right: Rep. Larson stands with participants at this year’s award ceremony.

Contest Rules:
All entries must meet the following requirements:

  • Be two dimensional
  • Be no larger than 26” x 26” x 4” thick when framed, this is SMALLER than previous years. 
  • Be no heavier than 15 lbs. when framed
  • Be original in concept, design, and execution, and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws

How to Enter
The 2017 Competition is open. Congratulations to Mya Concepcion, our 2016 winner! Students interested in participating in 2017 should:

  • Fill out a Student Release Form 
  • Artwork from any high school student in the First District can be dropped off 9 – 5   Monday through Friday April 3rd through April 7th.

  • Contest participants are invited to a reception at which Congressman Larson will be in attendance on April 13th. 

For more information please visit:

Or, contact Lisa Perrone in Congressman Larson’s Office  at 860-278-8888 or



Dear all interested parties in the Congressional Art Competition 2017, 


Contest web link 2017  -


Description of rules:


Art work for the competition (for scholarship money and 2 airline tickets to DC) will be accepted in Congressman John Larson’s Hartford Office from 9-5 Monday through Friday. April 3rd through April 7th.


NOTE new size of art work – 26” x 26” x 4” MAXIMUM.         This is smaller than previous years.


Artwork only needs to be MATTED for the local competition.


April 13th – Thursday – Reception and Announcement of Winner


Where: 903 Main Street Manchester, CT

Manchester Community College on Main - Dehn Gallery

When: 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Light Refreshments – Free Parking