Congressional Art Competition

Please note: The date to submit entries has changed.

The 2017 Congressional Art Competition is officially underway! Entries and release forms must be submitted to any of the district offices by April 21. Please know, entries may be submitted prior to the deadline. The winner and runners-up will be contacted once the judging has been completed.

History about the Congressional Art Competition

Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional district. My office looks forward to seeing the work of the talented students who live in my congressional district.  All high school students are allowed to compete in the competition. 

Initiated by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982, the Annual Congressional Art Competition is an event that allows high school students from all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories to showcase their artistic ability. The winning entry will be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel in the U.S. Capitol for one year. The winner from my congressional district is invited to attend a ceremony in Washington, D.C. to unveil the winning artwork from around the nation.


The 2016 Congressional Art Competition Winner: Molly Schulte, a sophomore at Helias Catholic High School


The artwork entitled "Western Still Life" is made out of acrylic paint. 

For more information about future Congressional Art Competitions, please contact my office at:

2117 Missouri Boulevard
Jefferson City, Mo 65109
Phone: 573-635-7232
Fax: 573-635-8347

Or email Laura.Hardecke@mail.house.gov with any questions.

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