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 students of the 7th Congressional District are invited to participate in our Annual Congressional Art Competition.

This year, our office is moving the annual competition online. Photos of artwork will be collected by May 15th with a winner announced by June 1st. The top few winning pieces will receive a prize and the top art piece will still be eligible to be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the United States Capitol building. Artwork will also be posted here on our website.

May 15 – Photo of artwork to be uploaded on Rep. Perlmutter’s website at https://bit.ly/2020ArtComp.

May 20 – May 27 – Judging of artwork takes place by panel of professional judges and residents of 7th Congressional District (information on process for judging forthcoming)

May 29 – Winner of each category announced online! (more information to come on the winner announcement)


Questions? Contact Hannah Mullen at hannah.mullen@mail.house.gov.

Thank you students and teachers for helping make this year's art show a success!


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