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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. Today, 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.

Congressman Case’s office has closed for submission for the 2023 Congressional Art Competition. Please see the requirements and submission guidelines below.

Congratulations to our 2022 Winners!

Art of girl eating sushi
1st Place
Joy Leung
You Are What You Eat
Art of eagle with puppet
2nd Place
Tifany Subramaniam
Photograph of person relaxing in the trees, Hawaiian style
3rd Place
Kimie Koga-Takeuchi
In the Trees


Artwork must be two-dimensional. Each framed artwork can be no larger than 26 inches high, 26 inches wide, and 4 inches deep. If your artwork is selected as the winning piece, it must arrive in Washington, DC, framed. Even when framed, it must still measure no larger than the above maximum dimensions. No framed piece should weigh more than 15 pounds.

Accepted mediums for the two-dimensional artwork are as follows:

  • Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
  • Drawings: colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal (It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)
  • Collages: must be two dimensional
  • Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints
  • Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
  • Computer-generated art
  • Photographs

Each entry must be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate U.S. copyright laws. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo or image (including a painting, graphic, or advertisement) that was created by someone other than the student is a violation of the competition rules and will not be accepted. For more information on copyright laws, you can visit the Scholastic website or read this Guide to Copyright and Plagiarism.

For additional information on requirements, please review the 2023 Rules for Students and Teachers.

Submissions Guidelines

The 2023 Congressional Art Competition has closed for submissions. The student art exhibition and awards ceremony will take place at Bishop Museum.

Student artwork will be displayed in the Gulab and Indru Watumull Atrium in Hawaiian Hall from April 27, 2023 - May 4, 2023, during museum hours (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.). This exhibition will be open to the public. Students with artworks in the exhibition and one (1) family member will receive free entry to the Museum. To receive the free admission, the student will have to accompany the guest, provide their name, and their student ID (or alternate form of identification) to the Museum ticket box. Additional guests will have to pay for admission.

The awards ceremony will be in the same location on May 4, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Here, we will be announcing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners and there will be a meet and greet with Congressman Case and our judging panel. We look forward to seeing you there!

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