Each Spring, Congress participates in the Congressional Art Competition, which invites all students grades 9-12 to participate. For 40 years, the nationwide high school arts competition has been sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives with participation by hundreds of thousands of highly talented high school students from all over the United States.
We would like to encourage and recognize artistic talent in Texas' Fourth Congressional District and will select one winning piece to be proudly displayed in the United States Capitol for a year, with 4 runner up pieces to be placed in our offices.
Artwork entered in the contest must be no larger than 26 inches wide by 26 inches tall by 4 inches thick and weigh less than 15 pounds. All entries must be original works. Please see the attached guidelines for the different acceptable mediums.
The deadline to submit entries to my office is 5pm on April 21st. The winner and runner ups will be notified before May 8th. Information regarding the competition's rules and a student release form, which must be included in the entry submission can be found here. Each student and his/her parent or guardian must sign the release form and attach it to their submission email. The House has also provided a guide on plagiarism.
If you are interested in participating, please fill out the form below.