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 2022 Congressional Art Competition is now open. This year's theme is "Oklahoma History." All submissions must fit within the artist's interpretation of the theme.
Photos of the artwork and the student release form must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm CT on Friday, April 29, 2022 to enter the competition.
Rules and regulations for the competition can be found here. Please be sure to read through them thoroughly before submitting the artwork. The 2022 Student Release form can be found here.
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 McAlester office at 918-423-5951 and ask to speak with the Art Competition Coordinator or email Mullin.ArtCompetition@mail.house.gov.
2022 Art Competition Student Release Form