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Congressional Art Competition

Congressional Art Competition


An Artistic Discovery Background 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, An Artistic Discovery, is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in each congressional district.

General Guidelines
The competition is open to high school students only. Exceptions may be made for schools that have 7th through 12th grades on one campus.
Artwork must be two dimensional
Each framed artwork can be no larger than 28”x 28”x 4” (28inches high, 28 inches wide, and 4 inches deep)

If your artwork is selected as the winning piece, it must arrive framed and must still measure no larger than the above maximum dimensions. No framed piece should weigh more than 15 pounds.
Framing guidelines apply only to the ONE winning artwork that will be sent to Washington, DC.

Accepted mediums for the two dimensional artwork are as follows:
• Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
• Drawings:colored pencil,pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal (It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)
• Collages must be two dimensional
• Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints
• Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
• Computer generated art
• Photographs

Each entry must be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate U.S. copyright laws. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo or image (including a painting, graphic, or advertisement) that was created by someone other than the student is a violation of the competition rules and will not be accepted. Work entered must be in the original medium (that is, not a scanned reproduction of a painting or drawing).

Please fill out the Student Release Form.

Contact your High School Art Teacher for details. Local Deadlines are April 21st, 2014.