Congressional Art Competition

History of 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.


Calling all high school artists! All entries must be delivered to Congressman Luetkemeyer's Jefferson City or Cottleville, MO office by 5 p.m. on Thursday April 18. (please call beforehand) with the student release form attached to the back of the artwork. 

2024 Rules for Students and Teachers

Please contact my office at (636) 327-7055 or email for submission instructions or if you have any additional questions regarding the Congressional Art Competition. 

After calling ahead, artwork can be delivered to the following office locations:

Jefferson City, MO Office:
2117 Missouri Boulevard
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Phone: (573) 635-7232

Cottleville, MO Office: 
5342 Hwy. N. 
Cottleville, MO 63304
Phone: (636) 327-7055