Each spring, a nationwide 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. I am excited to invite students to participate in the 2024 Congressional Art Competition! 

The Congressional Art Competition is open to all 9-12th grade students in the Second Congressional 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 House.gov's Congressional Art Competition page. I am pleased to bring back the Fan Favorite Award, where the winning entry will be hung in my Little Rock District Office for the year.

The following is a summary of the Congressional Art Competition rules:

The deadline for the 2024 Congressional Art Challenge is Friday, April 12.

Artwork entered in the contest may be up to 26 inches by 26 inches, may be up to 4 inches in depth, and not weigh more than 15 pounds.

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, and etc.
Computer-generated art

All entries must be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate any 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 or drawing).

If your artwork is selected as the winning piece, it must arrive framed and must still measure no larger than the above maximum dimensions. Instead of delivering the artwork to our office, this year students should provide a close-up, high quality photo of their artwork to be used for voting purposes and an additional photo of themselves with their artwork to showcase if they win!

Please submit the following to AR02DistrictEvents@mail.house.gov

- Photo of artwork
- Photo of student with artwork

The following information:
- Student name and contact information
- Grade
- Art teacher name and contact information
- Submission medium, title, size

I look forward to seeing this year's submissions!

Those interested in participating are encouraged to contact my Little Rock office at (501) 324-5941 for more information.


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