2020 Competition Application Window Now Open

Congressional Art Competition
2019 Congressional Art Competition Winner from Lake First Academy Leesburg

Each spring, a nation-wide high school art 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 each Congressional District. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.

Created in 1982, the Congressional Art Competition is a unique opportunity in which the Congressman is able to showcase the artistic talents of high school students within the 11th District.

The winning entries from each district are prominently displayed in the Cannon Tunnel in Washington, D.C. The Cannon Tunnel connects the Cannon House Office Building with the U.S. Capitol and is traveled on a daily basis by Members of Congress and their staff.

To learn about the 2019 Congressional Art Competition Winners visit: http://bit.ly/2019Art

Submission Information:

This year, the theme for my office's Congressional Art Competition is the "Wonders of Florida." All artwork entries must adhere to that theme. The competition is open to high school students only. Each student may enter one piece of artwork. Artwork must be two-dimensional. Each piece can be no larger than 26” x 26” x 4”, including the frame. 

Winning artwork will hang in the Capitol for the entire year of the exhibition and cannot be returned to the students earlier. Students should, therefore, submit artwork they will not need for other purposes.

The application deadline for schools is Friday, March 20, 2020.

For application forms, and additional information regarding the Congressional Art Competition please contact Natasha Dobkowski, at Natasha.Dobkowski@mail.house.gov or 352-241-9220.