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.
Left: Mya Concepcion’s winning piece; Right: Rep. Larson stands with participants at 2016's award ceremony.
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 2019 Competition is open. Students interested in participating in 2019 should:
- Fill out a Student Release Form
For more information please visit: https://www.house.gov/content/educate/art_competition/.
Or, contact Lisa Perrone in Congressman Larson’s Office at 860-278-8888 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear all interested parties in the Congressional Art Competition 2019,
(Scholarship to Savannah College of Art and Design and Tennessee Wesleyan, as well as 2 airline tickets to June event in DC of nationwide winners are at stake)
Please drop off artwork the week of April 1st – Monday through Friday April 5th from 9 to 5.
Winner and Honorable Mentions will be announced the next week of April and April 17th Wednesday will be a reception at Peppercorn’s in Hartford for the winner and honorees. The Congressman will be in attendance.
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 judging. One entry per student.
Site with 2018 winners in the show in DC where our 2019 winner will have their work displayed: