Home > constituent services > Congressional Arts Competition

Congressional Arts 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 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.

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.

If you would like more information on the annual Congressional District Art Competition - including this year's deadlines - please submit the following form.



Student Information
Prefix * First Name * Last Name * Suffix (Jr., Sr.)
* Address:
* City:
State:
Zip:
Student Email:
Student Phone:
* Grade Level:

If you do not know your four digit extension for your zip code, please check the U.S. Postal Service website for more information.

Parent or Guardian Information
Prefix * First Name * Last Name * Suffix (Jr., Sr.)
* Address:
* City:
State:
Zip:
* Parent or Guardian Email:
* Parent or Guardian Phone:
School Information
* High School Name:
* High School Phone:
* Art Teacher Name:


Office Locations

Washington, DC Office

Washington, DC Office

331 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-1790
Fax: (202) 225-5517
Hours: 9-6pm
St. Croix Office

St. Croix Office

60 King Street
Frederiksted, VI 00840
Phone: (340) 778-5900
Fax: (340) 778-5111
Hours: 8:30-5pm
St. Thomas Office

St. Thomas Office

9100 Port of Sale Mall
Suite 22
St. Thomas, VI 00802
Phone: (340) 774-4408
Fax: (340) 774-8033
Hours: 8:30-5pm
St. John Office

St. John Office

St. John Administrator's Office
Cruz Bay, VI 00830
Phone: (340) 774-4408
Hours: 10-3pm