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Congressional Art Competition

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
  • Collage
  • Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
  • Mixed Media
  • Computer Generated Art
  • Photography

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
Suite 201
Stafford VA, 22554

POC: Christina Whitehouse
6501 Mechanicsville Turnpike
Suite 102
Mechanicsville, VA 23111

POC: Chris Jones
508 Church Lane
Tappahannock, VA 22560

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!
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