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Congressional Art Competition

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Congressional Art Competition

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 is now accepting submissions for the 2024 Congressional Art Competition. Please see the requirements and submission guidelines below.

Congratulations to our 2023 Winners!

Burden of Paradise
1st Place
Yu-An Ma
Burden of Paradise
Consequence, What’s Next?
2nd Place
Nayeon Gil
Consequence, What’s Next?
Will I Ever Be Seen?
3rd Place
Kailee Umaga Silva
Will I Ever Be Seen?


 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 2024 Rules for Students and Teachers.

Submissions Guidelines

A TYPED copy of the Student Information and Release Form, signed by the teacher, a parent or guardian, and the student, must be securely attached to the back of the artwork to certify the originality of the piece. Please retain a copy for your records. Click here to fill out the release form.

To submit your piece, please drop off your artwork to Congressman Case’s Honolulu district office (1003 Bishop Street, Suite 1110) or contact my Honolulu district office at (808) 650-6688 to make submission arrangements.

The deadline to submit artwork to be considered for the 2024 competition is Friday, April 19, 2024. If you are submitting your work in-person, please drop off your work by 4:30 p.m. HST.

Please return to this page for updates regarding the art exhibition and in-person Congressional Art Competition Ceremony.

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