Each spring, the Congressional Institute and participating Members of Congress sponsor An Artistic Discovery, 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”, including the frame, and entries may include:
- Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
- Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
- Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
- Mixed Media
- Computer Generated Art
All entries must be original in concept, design, and execution.
Each student must submit a typed 2020 Student Information & Release Form with his or her entry.
2020 Rules And Regulations
Congressional Art Competition Website
All artwork must be submitted in person to one of my district offices no later than May 15th, 2020.
POC: Karen Klotz
95 Dunn Drive
Stafford VA, 22554
POC: Christina Whitehouse
6501 Mechanicsville Turnpike
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Please do not hesitate to reach out to my Staff Assistant, Sarah, with any questions you may have. You can call the office at 202-225-4261 or e-mail Sarah at Sarah.Newsome@mail.house.gov. I look forward to seeing all of the submissions!
POC: Chris Jones
508 Church Lane
Tappahannock, VA 22560