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.
The 2021 Congressional Art Competition is closed. Check back soon for updates on the 2022 competition.
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.