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Congressional Art Competition


Are you, your child, or someone you know a budding artist who would like to see their work displayed in the United States Capitol?  If so, this competition is for you.

Since its establishment in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated in the annual, nationwide Congressional Art Competition.  Every spring, the House of Representatives gives high school students from each congressional district the opportunity to compete for their piece of artwork to be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one entire year.  The winning artists will also attend an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. to see their art displayed and meet their Representative.

All 13th District high school students – whether enrolled in public, private, or home school –are eligible to enter the competition.  All artwork entries must be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws.  The artwork –including the frame –should be no larger than 28” X 28” X 4”, including the frame, and cannot weigh more than 15 pounds. 

I am accepting artwork submissions from now until Wednesday, April 22, 2015.  To submit your artwork, please email a digital photo of your work and the 2015 Student Information Release Form to carmen.fenton@mail.house.gov.  The photograph should include the submission only and should reflect the best representation of the art. All entries must be submitted digitally to my office by Wednesday, April 22, 2015. The semi-finalists will be determined by a vote through my official Facebook page that can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/repmacthornberry. You, your students, and their parents can follow my Facebook page and encourage friends and family to vote once the art is posted to it.

A winner will be picked from those semi-finalists and announced on May 6, 2015.

The winner will be responsible for framing his or her own entry and shipping it to my Amarillo or Wichita Falls district office.  Framing regulations are included in the guidelines below.

For competition guidelines, student release forms, and more information, please see links below.

2015 Art Competition Rules

2015 Art Competition Submission Checklist

2015 Art Competition Student Release Form

If you have any further questions, please contact my office at 806-371-8844 or email Carmen Fenton at carmen.fenton@mail.house.gov

Art from 2014's Winner

"Rustic Reflection"
By: Mklya Deleonr

Art from 2013's Winner

"Sandy Chaos"
By: Alexandria Karber