About the Congressional Art Competition

Each spring, a nationwide high school arts competition is hosted by the U.S. House of Representatives. The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent of students across the nation. Winning artwork from Georgia's Seventh Congressional District (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place) will be eligible for display in the U.S. Capitol or in Rep. McBath's Washington and Duluth offices.

The 2024 Congressional Art Competition (CAC) has launched and is now open for student submissions. The competition is open to all high school students in the Seventh District. To enter the competition, students must meet the following criteria (please review carefully as our criteria has changed since last year):  

  • Every student must register to compete via the Congresswoman’s website by the April 24th deadline.

  • Only one submission per student will be accepted in the competition.

  • Students must submit their physical artwork to their art teacher or designated school representative prior to the April 24th deadline. Artwork will be collected by our office for judging and a public viewing and awards ceremony. Details will be emailed in March regarding artwork collection and awards ceremony.

  • All artwork pieces must include a completed student release form available on our website.

  • All art pieces must be matted, with the exception of submissions on canvas. Furthermore:

    • Artwork must be two-dimensional.

    • Artwork can be no larger than 26 inches high, 26 inches wide, and 4 inches deep, including a frame.

    • No framed piece should weigh more than 15 pounds.

    • Accepted mediums for the two-dimensional artwork are as follows:

      • Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.;

      • Drawings: colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal (it is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed);

      • Prints: lithographs, silk screen, block prints;

      • Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.;

      • Collages (must be two dimensional);

      • Computer-generated art;

      • Photographs.

  • Each entry must be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate U.S. copyright laws. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo or image (including a painting, graphic, or advertisement) that was created by someone other than the student is a violation of the competition rules and will not be accepted. Work entered must be in the original medium (that is, not a scanned reproduction of a painting, drawing, etc.).

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners must frame their artwork and return it to our Duluth district office no later than 5 pm on Wednesday, May 15th.

Digital Entry Form

Congressional Art Competition Entry Form

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