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.

Important Information for the 2018 Congressional Art Competition

Congressional Art Competition Rules and Regulations for Students and Teachers

For each entry, you must attach the 2018 Student Information and Release Form

All artwork must be delivered by Monday, April 16, 2018 at 5pmArtwork can be delivered to any of the following office locations:

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

Washington, MO Office:
516 Jefferson Street
Washington, MO 63090
Phone: 636-239-2276

Wentzville, MO Office:
113 East Pearce Boulevard
Wentzville, MO 63385
Phone: 636-327-7055

***Please call before delivering artwork!***

Our 2017 Congressional Art Competition winner was - Heather Mote! Heather Mote is a student at Iberia High School and painted this piece as a freshman. She used charcoal as her artwork medium to create the winning artwork titled "Courageous." To see all the winners of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition, click here.


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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2117 Missouri Boulevard Jefferson City, Mo., 65109 (573) 635-7232 tel (573) 635-8347 fax
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113 East Pearce Boulevard Wentzville, Mo., 63385 (636) 327-7055 tel
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516 Jefferson St. Washington, MO 63090 (636) 239-2276 tel
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