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Congressional Art Competition

Each spring, the Congressional Institute and participating Members of Congress sponsor a nationwide high school visual art competition that recognizes and encourages artistic talent in each congressional district.

The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students currently living in the First District. The over-all winner of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nation-wide.

Art works entered in the contest may be up to 26” x 26” x 4”, entries may include:

* 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
* Photographs

All entries must be original in concept, design, and execution.

Each student must submit a typed 2024 Student Information & Release Form with his or her entry.

2024 Rules And Regulations

Congressional Art Competition Website

To enter, please drop off your artwork at my Glen Allen, Yorktown, or Tappahannock office, or send a photo along with the Student Information & Release Form to

Glen Allen Office

4201 Dominion Blvd
Suite 110
Glen Allen, VA 23060

Yorktown Office

307 Main Street
P.O. Box 162
Yorktown, VA 23690

Tappahannock Office

508 Church Lane
P.O. Box 3106
Tappahannock, VA 22560

All artwork must be submitted no later than close of business on Wednesday, May 1st, 2024.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to my staff member, Grayson, with any questions you may have. You can call my Washington, D.C. office at 202-225-4261 or e-mail Grayson at I look forward to seeing all of the submissions!