Art Competition

UPDATES:

Due to public health concerns, all 2020 Congressional Art Competition submissions from the Fourth District will now be received via email. Instructions below:

  • The submission deadline has been moved to April 24, 2020.
  • Email a high resolution photo of your artwork to AR04artcompetition@gmail.com.
  • Include your name, school, title of your piece and medium.
  • Submit a scan of your release form with the photo of your art, or mail the form to my Hot Springs office. 
  • A panel of judges will review all submitted photos and choose the top five winners.
  • All other contest rules remain the same.

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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 4th District. The winning artwork of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will include the winning artwork from all participating districts from around the country. The winning artwork is also featured on House.gov's Congressional Art Competition page.

The following is a summary of the Congressional Art Competition rules:

Artwork entered in the contest may be up to 26 inches by 26 inches, may be up to 4 inches in depth, and not weigh more than 15 pounds. If your artwork is selected as the winning piece, it must arrive framed and must still measure no larger than the above maximum dimensions.

  • Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
  • Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers (It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)
  • Collages - must be two dimensional
  • Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
  • Mixed Media - use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
  • Computer-generated art
  • Photography

All entries must be original in concept, design and execution and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo or image (including a painting, graphic, or advertisement) that was created by someone other than the student is a violation of the competition rules and will not be accepted. Work entered must be in the original medium (that is, not a scanned reproduction of a painting or drawing).

The rules, checklist, and release form for the 2020 competition are posted on House.gov. You may also download the art competition packet below.

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

Download: 2020 Congressional Art Competition Packet (.pdf)

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