Art Competition

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 in this nationwide competition. Every year, students submit entries to their representative’s office and a panelist of district artists select a winning entry. The winner is recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington D.C. where the winning artwork is displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.

The 2021 Congressional Art Competition is officially underway. Please know that this year, all submissions and Art Compteition will be virtual. The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 9th, 2021. To apply, fill out the following webform: From there, the office will contact you for additional information. 

  • To view the 2021 Congressional Art Competition checklist, click here
  • To view the program rules for students and teachers, click here
  • For a guide on copyright and plagerism, click here