Congratulations to our 2021 Winner and Runners up

Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our Congressional District.

The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in our District. The winning artwork of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will include the winning artwork from all participating districts from around the country. The winning artwork is also featured on House.gov's Congressional Art Competition page.

 

Art Competition

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The Deadline for the 2021 Art Competition was April 15th. Deadline for the 2022 is TBD. 

The following is a summary of the Congressional Art Competition rules:

Artwork entered in the contest may be up to 28 inches by 28 inches, may be up to 4 inches in depth, and not weigh more than 15 pounds. If your artwork is selected as the winning piece, it must arrive framed and must still measure no larger than the above maximum dimensions.

  • Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
  • Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers (It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)
  • Collages - must be two dimensional
  • Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
  • Mixed Media - use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
  • Computer-generated art
  • Photography

All entries must be original in concept, design and execution and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo or image (including a painting, graphic, or advertisement) that was created by someone other than the student is a violation of the competition rules and will not be accepted. Work entered must be in the original medium (that is, not a scanned reproduction of a painting or drawing).

The rules, checklist, and release form for the competition are scheduled to be posted in early February on House.gov.

Artwork will be displayed in local gallery for several weeks prior to selecting winners.

Winner and a guest will be invited to Washington, DC for reception with all national winners and to see their artwork hanging in the capitol.

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Drop off Applications or artwork:

Mon - Fri 8:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. at either location:
  • 115 E. Glenside Avenue, Suite 1, Glenside PA 19038
  • 101 E. Main Street, Norristown, PA 19401 

Additional hours may be available by appointment :

Call: 215-884-4300
Email: koh.chiba@mail.house.gov if you need additional information.