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
All entries must be original in concept, design, and execution.
Each student must submit a typed 2023 Student Information & Release Form with his or her entry.
2023 Rules And Regulations
Congressional Art Competition Website
To enter, please drop off your artwork at my Glen Allen office or Tappahannock office, or send a photo along with the Student Information & Release Form to Nicolle.Miranda@mail.house.gov.
Glen Allen Office
4201 Dominion Blvd
Glen Allen, VA 23060
508 Church Lane
P.O. Box 3106
Tappahannock, VA 22560
All artwork must be submitted no later than close of business on Friday, April 28th, 2023.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to my Director of Operations, Nicolle, with any questions you may have. You can call my Washington, DC office at 202-225-4261 or e-mail Nicolle at Nicolle.Miranda@mail.house.gov. I look forward to seeing all of the submissions!