ABOUT THE CONGRESSIONAL ART COMPETITION
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 Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students who reside or attend school in the 6th Congressional District. The winning artwork of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will include the winning artwork from all participating districts from around the country. Winners are also featured on House.gov's Congressional Art Competition page.
The 2022 winner can be found HERE
AND THE WINNER IS...
Nicole Wang (Mira Loma High School) - War Between Two Great Powers (digital art)
ALL 2023 FINALISTS
After receiving an incredibly talented pool of submissions, we have narrowed down to FIVE (5) finalists turned to the community for help selecting a winner! Please see below for all of this year's finalists:
Her Natural Complexion (charcoal on paper)
The World Behind Me (charcoal)
Painful but Beautiful (sharpie and pen)
War Between Two Great Powers (digital art)
Miles and Luna (charcoal on paper)
GUIDELINES FOR ALL 2023 ART COMPETITION SUBMISSIONS
Artwork must be two-dimensional. Each framed artwork can be no larger than 26 inches high, 26 inches wide, and 4 inches deep. If your artwork is selected as the winning piece, it must arrive in Washington, DC, framed. Even when framed, it must still measure no larger than the above maximum dimensions. No framed piece should weigh more than 15 pounds.
Artwork must be the creation a single student. Students may not collaborate on an entry.
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
Each entry must be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate U.S. copyright laws. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo or image (including a painting, graphic, or advertisement) that was created by someone other than the student is a violation of the competition rules and will not be accepted. For more information on copyright laws, please visit the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards website.
More information on rules and guidelines can be found by CLICKING HERE.