Congressional Art Competition
Every year, the United States House of Representatives sponsors a Congressional Art Competition for high school students across our nation. The annual competition provides an opportunity for students across the country to exhibit their artwork and receive national recognition. It also demonstrates the important role that the arts play in American society.
In the past, over 200 congressional offices have participated in the program. The first place winning entry from each congressional district will be displayed in the corridor tunnel leading to the U.S. Capitol Building for one year, where it will be seen by thousands of people.
Students compete in local art competitions held in their Member's district. Each year I sponsor the Congressional Arts Competition in the 12th district.
Information on the Congressional Arts Competition is sent to all high schools in the 12th District in the early Spring. The information includes specifics about the media and size of the entries, and includes documentation that must accompany each entry. Deadlines differ from year to year, but it is helpful to receive entries by the end of April. The Competition is open to all high school students in the 12th District.
For further information and details, please see your high school art instructor or contact my district office at (212) 860-0606.