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Congresswoman Grace F. Napolitano (CA-38) will again sponsor “An Artistic Discovery,” an annual national high school art competition conducted by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The contest provides members of Congress the opportunity to showcase the many talented youth throughout their districts.

All high school students within the 38th Congressional District are invited to participate.

Guidelines for the art contest were mailed to all high school Principals and Art Teachers throughout the 38 th Congressional District, February 28, 2007. Art will be delivered to Congresswoman Napolitano’s District Office and will be judged by a committee comprised of members of the community, with an awards ceremony scheduled to take place in the 38 th District on April 28, 2007.

Entries will be accepted April 2 – April 6, 2007

Submit all entries to participating Art Teachers or to
Congresswoman Napolitano’s District Office.

  • Deadline: 5:00pm on Friday, April 6
  • Location: 11627 E. Telegraph Road #100
    Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670


Reception for participating students and their parents:

  • Date: Saturday, April 28, 2007
  • Time: 12:00 – 2:00pm
  • Location: The Norwalk Arts & Sports Complex
    13000 Clarkdale, Norwalk

Art Exhibit, open to the public:

  • Dates: April 26 – May 1, 2007
  • Location: The Norwalk Arts & Sports Complex
    13000 Clarkdale, Norwalk

This year will mark the 26th anniversary of the competition. Since its creation in 1982, hundreds of high school students have participated. The 1st Place Winners have an opportunity to have their artwork displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capital Building.

General Guidelines

  • The competition is open to high school students only. Exceptions will be made for schools that have 7th through 12th grades in one building. Each Member office can choose whether or not to include 7th and 8th grades in the art show if there are schools in their district that fit these criteria.
  • Artwork categories are as follows:
    • Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
    • Drawings: pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, markers
    • Collage: must be two-dimensional
    • Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints
    • Mixed media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, etc.
    • Computer generated art
    • Photography

Submissions of 38th District in 2006

Click here to view the 38th District's submissions and winners from the 2006 Contest.

Samples of 2006 Winners

Click here to view samples of the 2006 winners, displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

Specific Guidelines

For detailed competition guidelines, please download the following form:

2007 Art Competition Guidelines (pdf)

Student Release Form

A copy of the Student Release Form, signed by both the teacher and the student, must be attached to the artwork to certify the originality of the piece:

Student Information/Release Form (pdf)

For additional information regarding the competition, please contact Brenda McPheeters or Lucy Olmos in Congresswoman Napolitano’s Santa Fe Springs District Office at (562) 801-2134

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11627 East Telegraph Road, #100
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Phone: 562-801-2134
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