Congressional Art Competition

Issues: Education

The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 as an opportunity for Members of Congress to recognize and encourage the artistic talent of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high-school students have participated in the nation-wide contest. 

See Congressman Peterson’s official announcement here.

AWARDS FOR WINNERS

1st Place Overall

  • (2) Airline tickets to Washington, D.C.
  • A $3,000 scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design or the Tennessee Wesleyan Collage
  • Artwork will be displayed in the United States Capitol Building for a full year
  • Photograph will Congressman Peterson at the awards reception
  • Artwork and name featured on Congressman Peterson’s official website
  • Feature on the national Congressional Art Competition website
  • Featured in Congressman Peterson’s District Newsletter

2nd Place Overall

  • Artwork displayed in Congressman Peterson’s district office
  • Artwork and name featured on Congressman Peterson’s website

3rd Place Overall

  • Artwork displayed in Congressman Peterson’s district office
  • Artwork and name featured on Congressman Peterson’s website

Other Submissions

  • Featured throughout the year in Congressman Peterson’s District Newsletter

HOW TO APPLY:

To best ensure accessibility for all students, my office will be accepting all Congressional Art Competition submissions online. Selection of the winning piece, made in early May, will be determined based upon the photograph submitted with the application.

To apply for the Congressional Art Competition, please submit a photograph of the artwork with the following information to congressional.art@mail.house.gov

  • Student Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Artwork Title
  • Medium

The deadline for all submissions to my office is May 5, 2017. Late submissions will not be accepted.

For more information, click on the following links:

Art Competition Packet 2017

Information included in the packet:

  • 2017 Rules and Regulations for Students and Teachers
  • 2017 Art Submission Checklist
  • 2017 Student Release Form
  • Art Competition Student Release Form

If you need further information or have any questions, please contact Chelsea Cornett in my Washington, D.C. office at 202-225-2165.

Scroll down to see Congressman Peterson’s 2017 winner from Minnesota’s Seventh Congressional District.
 


“Girl”
Erin Andersen (UNDERWOOD)