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 15th District of New York. The over-all winner of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. Artwork that comes in second and third place will be displayed in our D.C. office, and our district office for a year. The exhibit in the Capitol will also include artwork from other contest winners nation-wide.
Works of art entered in the contest may be up to 32 inches by 32 inches (including the frame) and may be up to 4 inches in depth. The artwork may be:
- Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
- Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
- Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
- Mixed Media
- Computer Generated Art
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.
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