Each year, the House of Representatives hosts the Congressional Art Competition for students across the country. The winning piece of artwork from each Congressional District is displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one full year.
“Central New York is home to many talented artists and this competition is a fantastic opportunity to showcase our local talent in the U.S. Capitol,” said U.S. Rep. John Katko. “Each year, we receive many diverse and unique entries and I look forward to seeing this year’s submissions.”
Guidelines for submission are below:
Artwork may be up to 26 inches wide by 26 inches tall by four inches thick, must be two dimensional, be original in concept, design, and execution, must not weigh more than 15 pounds, and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws. If you are a student or a teacher, and would like to learn more about the rules about what kind art work is accepted, click here.
Accepted artwork includes paintings (including oil, acrylics and watercolor), drawings (including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers), collage (must be two dimensional), prints (including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints), mixed media, computer generated art, and photography.
Artwork must be submitted with a completed copy of the competition release form to one of Rep. Katko’s district offices by April 19, 2018.
Additional information regarding the Artistic Discovery Congressional Art Competition can be found here.