About The Competition
Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives as an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional district.
The Congressional Art Competition was created in 1982, and hundreds of thousands of high school students have participated throughout the years. One winner is chosen from each participating district, and the winner’s artwork is then sent to Washington, D.C. for display in the U.S. Capitol. Each winner also receives a round-trip ticket to Washington, D.C. compliments of Southwest Airlines. The second and third place winners will have his/her artwork displayed in one of Davis' offices.
2020 Competition Details
*The original submission process has been altered to abide by CDC recommended social distancing measures amid the coronavirus pandemic.*
Deadline: Artwork is currently being accepted and the deadline is 5:00pm, Friday, April 17th.
Submitting: Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic students, parents, or teachers should send a high-resolution photo of the artwork to Jenny.Baldwin@mail.house.gov.
Judging Process: Submissions will be judged by a panel of local judges and the 1st-3rd place winners will be contacted to arrange for pick-up of their physical artwork.
2020 Rules and Regulations for Students and Teachers
2020 Student Information and Release Form
For further information about the art competition, please contact Jenny Baldwin at 217-403-4690 or Jenny.Baldwin@mail.house.gov.