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Congressional Art Competition

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 Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.

The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in the 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 28” x 28” x 4”, including the frame. The art work may be

  • 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 an original in concept, design and execution.

To enter the contest, please fill out this ENTRY FORM and return it with your original piece of artwork to my office in Conroe. Artwork can be submitted during the hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, from February 26, 2018 through Monday, April 23, 2018. No late entries will be accepted. 

200 River Point, Ste 304
Conroe, TX 77304

If you would like more information on the annual Congressional District Art Competition, please visit https://www.house.gov/educators-and-students/congressional-art-competition or call my District Director of Operations Mary Cordes at  (936) 441-5700.