The Congressional Art Competition is a national contest organized once a year to give high school students the opportunity to showcase their artistic abilities. All high school students within California's 39th Congressional District are encouraged to submit their favorite piece of original art to the competition.
The Grand Prize Winner of the competition receives 2 complimentary round trip tickets to Washington, D.C. to see their artwork displayed in the Capitol Building, and is invited to an exclusive reception in their honor. Only one winner will be chosen for each Congressional District.
Bianca Gutierrez of Glen A. Wilson High School won the 2016 Congressional Art Competition with her entry "Doña Agustina." Jennifer Jacobson of Yorba Linda High School received second place for her work “Before Dawn” and Ivy Bi of Glen A. Wilson High School was recognized with third place for her piece "Bear." Via voting through Rep. Royce's Facebook page, Elena Deng of Diamond Bar High School was awarded the "Fan Favorite" award for her piece "Faces of the Same Nation."
1st Place Winner - Doña Agustina (by Bianca Gutierrez)
Rep. Ed Royce is now accepting submissions for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition.
2017 Congressional Art Competition Important Dates:
Art Submission Deadline: Friday, April 14, 2017
Art Exhibit & Awards Ceremony: Friday, April 21, 2017
Important Forms & Guidelines:
Art Submission Checklist
Rules for Students and Teachers
Student Release Form
To Submit Artwork:
Simply deliver your submission to either of Rep. Royce’s offices. Each piece of artwork must have a completed Student Release Form.
210 W. Birch St, Suite 201
Brea, CA 92821
Rowland Heights Office
1380 Fullerton Rd, Suite 203
Rowland Heights, CA 91748
Frequently Asked Questions:
How big can my artwork be?
Artwork may be no larger than 26 inches x 26 inches x 4 inches, including a frame.
Do I need to frame my artwork?
No. We strongly prefer that you do not frame your artwork. Matting is acceptable, but also not required.
When will I find out who wins the Grand Prize?
Participating students will be invited to a special exhibit of all submitted artwork and awards ceremony. Students, their parents, and teachers are welcome!
How many pieces of artwork may I submit?
Each student may submit up to THREE pieces.
For questions, please contact Lauren Pong:
Lauren.Pong@mail.house.gov or 626-964-5123