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

Congressional Art Competition



Congressman Eddie Bernice Johnson invites all high school students from her district to participate in the 30th Congressional District of Texas’ Congressional Art Competition. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, students will submit their applications and upload an image of their artwork here, and a panel of district judges will select the winner, which will be announced on Rep. Johnson’s social media pages.

The first place winner will receive two round-trip tickets to attend a reception in their honor in Washington, D.C. In addition, the winning artwork of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol, along with artwork from all participating districts from around the country. The winning artwork is also featured on's Congressional Art Competition page.

The second and third place winners will also receive prizes, and have the option of displaying their artwork in Congresswoman Johnson’s District Office.

Deadline to submit artwork: Friday, April 30, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. CST

The following is a summary:

Each framed artwork can be no larger than 26 inches high, 26 inches wide, and 4 inches deep. If your artwork is selected as the winning piece, it must arrive in Washington, DC, framed. Even when framed, it must still measure no larger than the above maximum dimensions. No framed piece should weigh more than 15 pounds. 

  • Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
  • Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers (It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)
  • Collages - must be two dimensional
  • Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
  • Mixed Media - use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
  • Computer-generated art
  • Photography

All entries must be original in concept, design and execution and may not violate any 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).

Students must also include a release form with their entry (which is included in the application link), and can only enter one artwork (no multiple entries). A signature from your art teacher is not required, but please have your parent or guardian sign that space on the form. Since the winning student’s artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol building for an entire year, students should submit art they will not need for other purposes. Students must either reside in Congresswoman’s District to be eligible, or their school must be in her district. To find out if you are in Congresswoman Johnson’s district, please visit here:

If you would like more information on the annual Congressional District Art Competition, please contact our office at 214-922-8885 and ask for Susan Zeb, or you can email her at or visit's Congressional Art Competition page.