Congressional Art Contest Opens for Local Students

Congressional Art Contest Opens for Local Students

Students from the 8th Congressional District have the opportunity to have their artwork hung in the Nation’s Capitol

Local high school artists looking to get on the big stage can now enter the annual Art Discovery Competition, hosted by the U.S. House of Representatives.

In short, students from Washington’s 8th congressional district, represented by Congresswoman Kim Schrier, will be competing to have their artwork hang in the United States Capitol for an entire year; only one artist from each of the 10 districts in the state will be selected.

Artists have a wide range of two-dimensional mediums they can choose to submit to the competition, such as paintings, drawings, collages, prints (lithographs, serigraphs and etchings), mixed media, generated art by computer and photography.

Pieces cannot measure more than 28 inches by 28 inches, more than 4 inches in depth, or weigh more than 15 pounds; winning submissions must arrive at DC framed and not exceed these maximum dimensions.

Of course, all entries must be original in concept, design and execution, and must be the original work of art – no scanned reproductions.

To enter the competition, go to house.gov/educators-and-students/congressional-art-competition to view additional rules for students (and teachers) and complete the 2022 Student Release Form. Then, take a photo of your submission – file size should not exceed 2 megabytes – and email it to [email protected] by April 26, 2022.

For more tips and information, go to schrier.house.gov/services/art-competition.

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