High school students who either attend school or reside in the 37th, 43rd or 44th Congressional Districts are invited to submit entries to the annual Congressional Art Competition.
A panel of renowned local artists and art instructors selects the winning pieces, which are then displayed in the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., and the district offices of Reps. Karen Bass, Maxine Waters and Janice Hahn.
Since the national competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have submitted their original artwork to Congressional offices nationwide.
Submissions must meet specific guidelines in order to qualify for review. Artwork must come from high-school students, and is not to exceed 28”x 28”x 4” dimensions (28 inches high, 28 inches wide, and 4 inches deep), including the frame. Artists can use a variety of different mediums including paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media, computer-generated art and photography.
Submissions must be two-dimensional and weigh less than 15 pounds.
Submissions must also be original pieces in conception and design, and may not violate U.S. copyright law.
Visit the U.S. House of Representatives website to view previous winning pieces and to get more information on the Congressional Art Competition including submission deadlines, accepted mediums and student release forms.
All artwork should be submitted to your respective Congressperson.
Residents of Rep. Bass’ district should submit by March 27 to: 4929 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 650, Los Angeles, Calif. 90010; (323) 965-1422.
The deadline is April 17 by 5 p.m. Pacific Time to the office of Congresswoman Maxine Waters: Congressional Art Competition, 10124 S. Broadway, Suite 1, Los Angeles, Calif. 90003; (323) 757-8900.
Those in the 44th District should submit to Rep. Janice Hahn by April 30 at 5 p.m. in San Pedro, 140 W. 6th St., San Pedro, Calif. 90731; (310) 831-1799.
Review the 2015 Art Competition Guidelines for students and teachers at the website: http://www.house.gov/content/educate/art_competition/pdf/2015_Rules_for_Students_and_Teachers.pdf. Complete the 2014 Student information/release form. Review the art submission checklist.