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 District. The over-all winner 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 26” x 26” x 4”, including the frame. The art work may be:
-Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
-Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
-Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
-Computer Generated Art
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.
Important information regarding the 2023 Congressional Art Competition:
- Congressman Barry Loudermilk formally announces the competition, HERE.
- Art is due the week of March 6th.
- The deadline for all artwork is March 10th at 5PM.
- Art will be displayed at Cartersville’s’ Downtown Art Gallery the week of March 13 (We do not publicly announce the reception).
Additional information like the 2023 release form, and rules and regulations will be posted once available.