Each spring, a nationwide, 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 across the U.S. as well as in each congressional district.
The contest is open to all high school students in the 1st District. The overall winner of the 1st District competition will be displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol. The national exhibit in Washington also will include artwork from other winners nationwide.
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, more than 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.
All entries must be submitted digitally to [email protected] by March 20th, 2015. Judges will then select 1st and 2nd place winners in each of the seven categories that will be displayed at The First Congressional District High School Art Competition Exhibit & Awards Ceremony.
See guidelines below:
All entries must be original in concept, design and execution.
Each high school is allowed to enter FOUR original pieces. Art works entered in the contest may be up to 28 inches by 28 inches (including frame) and may be up to 4 inches in depth. 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
• Mixed Media
• Computer Generated Art
Upload options for image files
• File format: JPEG only
• File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
• File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)
• File size: 5 MB maximum
The First Congressional District High School Art Competition Exhibit & Awards Ceremony will be held in April 2015—exact date and location TBA.
If you would like more information on the annual Congressional District Art Competition please contact Ashley Howard in the Salina office at 785-309-0572 or [email protected]