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High schoolers: Enter the Congressional Art Competition

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Calling all N.C. charter high schoolers! Would you like to see your artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol? Consider entering the Congressional Art Competition, sponsored by the Congressional Institute. This annual art competition first launched in 1982, and since that time, over 650,000 students have participated. Artwork submissions are due April 12, so don’t wait if you’d like to participate!

Here’s a short blurb about the competition from the U.S. House of Representatives:

Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.

Screenshot from the U.S. House of Representatives’ Congressional Art Competition webpage: The Misty Window by Alliana Chenault, Alabama, District 4.

Interested in participating? Read more from Congressman Dan Bishop, or view the instructions from his office below:

Each entrant must submit a Student Information and Release Form. A TYPED copy of the Student Information and Release Form, signed by the teacher, a parent or guardian, and the student, must be securely attached to the back of the artwork to certify the originality of the piece. Please retain a copy for your records.

Artwork submissions are due to one of Congressman Bishop’s District Offices by April 12, 2024.

Monroe Office:
Historic Courthouse
300 N. Main Street
Monroe, NC 28112

Salisbury Office:
The Gateway Building
204 E Innes Street
Salisbury, NC 28114

Questions? Email Melissa Merrell in Rep. Bishop’s office at Melissa.merrell@mail.house.gov or call (704) 218-5300. View the 2024 rules for students and teachers.

See one of the 2023 winners below, or view selected 2023 artwork here.