Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school arts competition. The Artistic Discovery competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our own congressional district.
The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.
The competition is open to all high school students (grades 9 -12) who live in or attend school in the Second District. The winner will have their artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol alongside winners from other participating congressional districts for a full calendar year.
This year’s competition will be held virtually, with photos of the artwork submitted via email and an awards ceremony hosted on Zoom. The theme of the artwork must fit ‘Oklahoma Treasures.’ Photos of your artwork and completed form must be submitted to Mullin.Artcompetition@mail.house.gov by 5pm CT on April 30, 2021.
2021 Art Competition Form
2021 Art Competition Rules and Regulations
ARTWORK MAY BE UP TO 26” (HIGH) X 26” (WIDE) X 4” (DEEP), INCLUDING THE FRAME, AND CANNOT WEIGH MORE THAN 15 POUNDS
If you would like more information on the annual Congressional District Art Competition, please call the Claremore office at 918-283-6262 and ask to speak with the Art Competition Coordinator or email Mullin.ArtCompetition@mail.house.gov.