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Congressional Art Competition

We are now accepting submissions for the 2024 Congressional Art Competition! If you’re interested in participating or plan to submit your artwork, please fill out the 2024 Student Information & Release Form.

Every spring, the U.S. House of Representatives sponsors a national high school arts competition known as the Artistic Discovery Contest. This initiative is designed to recognize and nurture the artistic talents of our nation’s youth, as well as those within Florida’s 22nd Congressional District. Established in 1982, the Congressional Art Competition has since involved over 650,000 high school students across the country in a showcase of creativity and skill.

The contest is open to all high school students within our District. Click here if you need to verify the Congressional District your school is in. The winner’s artwork will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol alongside the winning entries from participating districts nationwide. Additionally, the winning piece will be featured on the House’s Congressional Art Competition webpage.


  • The competition is open to:

a)      Students attending a high school in FL-22.

b)      Students in 7th or 8th grade if their school is located in the District and houses 7th through 12th grades on one campus.

  • Artwork entered in the contest must be two-dimensional and can be no larger than 26” x 26” x 4”, including the frame. The artwork may be:

a)      Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor, etc.

b)      Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers.

c)      Collage (must be two-dimensional)

d)      Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints.

e)      Mixed Media

f)       Computer Generated Art

g)      Photographs

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

How to Apply:

To enter the competition, you must submit a completed 2024 Student Information & Release Form via email to Teesha Buddle at and deliver your artwork to our District Office at 7499 West Atlantic Ave, Unit 206, Delray Beach, FL 33446.

Should you have any questions, feel free to reach out by email to or by phone at (561) 998-9045.

The submission deadline is April 19th, 2024.

Ava Grave de Peralta from Dreyfoos School of the Arts, our 2023 Congressional Art Competition winner.