Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.
All high school art students of the 7th Congressional District are cordially invited to participate in our Annual Congressional Art Competition. The top art piece will be eligible to be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the United States Capitol building for one year with the artist and a family member invited to the Annual Congressional Art Show reception held in June in Washington, DC. Additionally, the top few pieces will receive a prize.

All entries must meet the following criteria:
  • Be two dimensional
  • Be no larger than 26 inches wide by 26 inches tall by 4 inches thick when framed
  • Not weigh more than 15 pounds, including frame
  • Be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws.

Below is a general timeline for participants:

Monday May 1, 3:30 to 6:00pm
 - Art is to be dropped off at Red Rocks Community College Library (Second Level).
Friday May 5, 5:30 to 7:00pm - Reception to showcase the art work from CD7 students and announce winners will be held on the Second Level of the Red Rocks Community College Library for all participants and their families.
Wednesday, May 10, 3:30 to 6:00pm - Art work will be picked up at Red Rocks Community College Library.

Please contact Hannah Mullen in our District Office with questions at (303) 274-7944 or email at hannah.mullen@mail.house.gov.

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