Art Competition


Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in each congressional district.

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 nation-wide competition.

An Artistic Discovery is open to all high school students. The over-all winner of each participating district will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol.

Artwork must be 2D and weigh less than 15lbs. Must also be original in concept, design, and execution; may not violate any US copyright laws. Accepted mediums include:

  • Paintings, drawings, 2D collages, prints, mixed media, photography, or computer-generated art

An online gallery of last year's artwork can be found here.

Important Information and Deadlines

All artwork must be submitted to:

Congressman Jeff Duncan's Office
Attn: Jordan Sherer
303 West Beltline Blvd
Anderson, SC 29625

The deadline for submission is 5:00PM Friday, April 29, 2016. All submissions must include a student release form, which can be found at the bottom of this page. Please also make sure to thoroughly review the rules for students and teachers. If you have any questions, please contact Jordan Sherer in my Anderson office at (864) 224-7401 or