Art Competition

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. The over-all winner of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nation-wide.
 
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.
 
Art works 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 art work may be
  • 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
  • Photography
All entries must be an original in concept, design and execution.

How to Enter the 2018 Art Competition

  1. Contact Congressman Davis' office to confirm your participation and obtain specific guidance including this year's deadlines.
  2. Review the 2018 Rules for Students and Teachers.
  3. Complete the 2018 Student Release Form.
  4. Submit the Student Release Form and all other required materials to Congressman Davis' office by the deadline.
If you would like more information on the annual Congressional District Art Competition - including this year's deadlines - please contact my office at 773-533-7520 or email cherita.logan@mail.house.gov
 
Download the 2018 Art Competition Rules and Regulations here
 
Download the student release form here
 
View a map of the 7th Congressional district here