Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. 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.
In order to choose the winning piece of artwork, we will utilize both social media and the local Hudson Valley art community, and separate awards for the grand prize and Facebook Fan Favorite will be presented to the winners. Submissions will be posted on my official Facebook fan page for a period of two weeks where they will be voted on via the “like” button. All entries will be presented to a panel of local judges from the 18th district of New York at a reception for all participants and they will determine a grand prize winner, winners for each medium and a Facebook Fan Favorite.
All work must be framed, and a release form must be submitted. Use the links below to learn more.
The deadline to submit your art to our District Office is April 22nd at 5pm.
You can send in your submission via mail to our District Office - 123 Grand Street 2nd Floor, Newburgh, NY 12550 - or deliver it in person during business hours (Monday through Friday, 9-5 p.m.). You may also email your submission forms to Paige.Banfield@mail.house.gov. Each student is limited to submitting three works of art.
Have additional questions? Reach out to Paige Banfield, Paige.Banfield@mail.house.gov.
Competition Guidelines/Important Forms