Congressional Art Competition

We are excited to invite students, grades 9th -12th, to join us in a nationwide high school arts competition sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Many of you may know that the Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and showcase the artistic talent in our Congressional District.



The Art Competition is open to all high school students in our District. The winning artwork of our district’s competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will include the winning artwork from all participating districts from around the country. The winning artwork is also featured on’s Congressional Art Competition page and the student will be flown to D.C. for a recognition ceremony on Thursday, June 27th.

The following is a summary of the Congressional Art Competition rules:
Artwork entered in the contest may be up to 26” x 26” x 4”, and not weigh more than 15 pounds. If your artwork is selected as the winning piece, it must arrive framed and must still measure no larger than the above maximum dimensions.

  • Paintings – including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
  • Drawings – including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers (It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)
  • Collages – must be two dimensional
  • Prints – including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
  • Mixed Media – use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
  • Computer-generated art
  • Photography

The deadline for submission is Friday, May 3rd by 5 pm. Submissions should be dropped off at 7800 W. Outer Dr., STE. 203, Detroit, MI 48235. Early drop-off can be coordinated with Toni Dunbar via phone at (313) 463-6220 or email at All drop-offs should be confirmed beforehand with the below documents submitted.

2024 Rules and Regulations

2024 Student and Parent Release Form

We look forward to your partition and the best of luck to you all!

If you would like more information on the annual Congressional District Art Competition, including this year’s deadlines, please submit the following form.


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