|Registration for the 2023 Congressional Art Competition is CLOSED.
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.
The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in the District. The over-all winner of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nation-wide.
All entries will be showcased in an art gallery show in Santa Barbara on May 4, 2023 for artists and their families to see this year's submissions. The winners will be asked to attend this gallery show.
Register for the Congressional Art Competition here.
Please submit your artwork digitally by April 19th, 2023.
Art works entered in the contest may be up to 26” x 26” x 4”, including the frame. The art work may be
- Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
- Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
- Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
- Mixed Media
- Computer Generated Art
All entries must be an original in concept, design and execution.
You can find the Gallery of 2022 submissions and winners by clicking here.
If you have additional questions, please reach out to Esmeralda Estrada (Esmeralda.Estrada@mail.house.gov) or Jesse Ebadi (Jesse.Ebadi@mail.house.gov) at the Santa Barbara/Ventura Office, or Yessenia Echevarria at the SLO Office (Yessenia.Echevarria@mail.house.gov).