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. 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, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.
The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students in the 16th District. The over-all winner of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nation-wide.
Artworks entered in the contest may be up to 28 inches by 28 inches (including the 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
Computer Generated Art
All entries must be original in concept, design and execution.
March 21st and 22nd
Deliver artwork to Congressman Renacci’s Wadsworth office
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
1 Park Center Dr. Suite 302
Wadsworth, Ohio 44281
Awards ceremony and reception
Congressman Renacci’s Wadsworth office
Guidelines and Forms:
- 2013 Congressional Art Contest Guidelines (03/13/13 09:27 AM PST)
- Student Information and Release Form (02/01/13 08:52 AM PST)