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U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, Representing the 30th District of Texas

Congressional Art Competition

About the Competition

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.

Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.

For Contestants

All entries must meet the following criteria:

  • Be two dimensional
  • Unframed 
  • Be no larger than 26 inches wide by 26 inches tall by 4 inches thick
  • Not weigh more than 15 pounds
  • Be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws.

All artwork is due on April 12, 2018. It must be turned into the office of Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson located at 1825 Market Center Blvd. Ste 440 Dallas, TX 75207 

For more detailed information and to sign-up, please review the following documents:

2018 Congressional Art Competition: Rules and Regulations for Students and Teachers

2018 Congressional Art Competition: Student Information and Release Form 

To view previous artwork submitted from District 30 high school students, click here

Artwork on display in the U.S. Capitol by winners of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition, click here.