Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional district.
• All high school students residing in Texas' 25 congressional district are eligible to submit one piece of artwork through his office.
• The deadline to submit artwork is Friday, April 15th, and one winner from the 25th district will be chosen Wednesday, May 4.
All entries submitted must be: original in concept, design and execution; two-dimensional; weigh no more than 15 pounds including frame and measure 28 inches wide by 28 inches tall by 4 inches deep.
Art works entered in the contest may be up to 28 inches by 28 inches (including the frame) and may be up to 4 inches in depth.
Entries may be:
Paintings – including oil, acrylics and watercolor
Drawings – including pastels, pencil, colored pencil, charcoal, ink and markers
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
Computer Generated Art
All entries must be an original in concept, design and execution.
The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition. For more information, see the links below.