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 competition began in 1982, hundreds of thousands of high school students have participated.
My office is proud to participate in this tradition. Submissions to our office are accepted from students and art teachers in the 29th Congressional District. The winner is announced and recognized at an art reception in the District, as well as at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning works from across the nation are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.
Artwork entered in the contest must be no larger than 28 inches by 28 inches (including the frame) and up to 4 inches in depth. All entries must be an original in concept, design and execution. The artwork may be in any variety of the following forms:
- Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
- Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
- Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
- Mixed Media
- Computer Generated Art
If you would like more information on the annual Congressional District Art Competition - including this year's deadlines - please visit the official Congressional Art Competition website at www.house.gov/content/educate/art_competition/.
If you are a student or art teacher in the 29th District and are interested in participating, please call our Houston office at 281-999-5879.