Art Competition

Each spring, the House of Representatives hosts the Congressional Art Competition, which is a nation-wide high school arts competition  that recognizes and encourages the artistic talent in the nation.

The contest is open to all high school students in the 27th District. The winner of our district's competition will have his or her art displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will also showcase artwork from other contest winners nation-wide.

Artwork 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 consist of the following:

  • Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
  • Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
  • Collage
  • Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
  • Mixed Media
  • Computer Generated Art; and
  • Photography

All entries must be 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 please contact the Pasadena Office at 626-304-0110.