Congressional Arts Competition

The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students, grades 9-12, who either reside or attend school in Southwest Washington’s 3rd Congressional District.

The winner of the competition will have his or her artwork displayed for one year in Washington, DC’s U.S. Capitol Building Corridor.  The winner will also receive free airfare for themselves and one guest to attend the June ribbon-cutting ceremony in Washington, DC.

Details:To be eligible, the actual art must be two-dimensional, framed, and can be no larger than 28”x28”x4 (28 inches high, 28 inches wide, and 4 inches deep).  Artwork cannot weigh more than 15 pounds.

  • Artwork must be original in concept, design and execution.
  • Artwork accepted mediums are as follows:
    •    Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
    •    Drawings: pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, markers
    •    Collage
    •    Prints:  lithographs, silkscreen, block prints 
    •    Mixed Media:  use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
    •    Computer-generated art
    •    Photography
  • Entries will be evaluated by a blue ribbon panel of judges from Southwest Washington’s 3rd Congressional District.
  • Second and third place entries will be displayed in Jaime’s district office over the next year.

For complete details and guidelines, students and education leaders should visit or call Congresswoman Herrera Beutler’s office at (360) 695-6292.