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Art Competition

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 Congressional Art Competition Form


Deadline to Submit Art: April 26, 2013


PHOTO: Congressman Hensarling with Daniel Munoz-Vidal, the winner of the 5th District 2011 Congressional Art Competition for his outstanding pencil drawing entitled “Chairs.” Daniel, a senior at Booker T. Washington High School and resident of Lakewood, was in Washington for the annual reception held for competition winners across the country.


Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional district.

The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in the 5th District. The over-all winning art piece of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nation-wide.

Art works entered in the contest may be up to 28 inches by 28 inches (including the frame) and may be up to 4 inches in depth. It may be no more than 15 lbs in weight. The art work may be

  • Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
  • Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
  • Collage
  • Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
  • Mixed Media
  • Computer Generated Art
  • Photography

All entries must be an original in concept, design and execution.

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.

If you would like more information on the annual Congressional District Art Competition - including this year's deadlines - please contact my Dallas office.