The annual Congressional Art Competition will be accepting art submissions this April.

Each year Members of the U.S. House of Representatives extends a nation-wide invitation to high school artists across the nation to participate in the Artistic Discovery Contest to encourage and support artistic talents and the arts.

Congresswoman Veronica Escobar’s office is currently accepting submissions to the Congressional Art Competition began April 17th and continue through April 24th. The competition is open to all high school students in the 16th District and the winning artwork will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol.


  • Artwork must be two-dimensional
  • 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
  • No framed piece should weigh more than 15 pounds

Accepted mediums include:

  • Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
  • Drawings: colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal
  • 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

For more information visit Congresswoman Veronica Escobar’s site at or call 915-541-1400 for more information.


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