Congressional Art Competition
Selection of 2012 Winners
About the Competition
Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. The competition provides an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents.
Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of local artists in each district select the winning entries, which are then displayed for one year at the Capitol.
Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual Awards Ceremony in Washington, DC. Since it began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.
Congratulations to the 2012 winners!
The 2012 competition is closed. Entry guidelines and an information/release form for the 2013 competition will be posted in early 2013.
All entries must meet the following criteria:
- Be two dimensional
- Be no larger than 28 inches wide by 28 inches tall by 4 inches thick
- Not weigh more than 15 pounds
- Be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws.