Congressional Art Competition

2024 Congressional Art Competition

Our office’s 2024 Congressional Art Competition is now open and accepting digital submissions (JPEG and PNG formats). The deadline for Congressional Art Competition submissions is Friday 4/5/2024. For questions, please email

Each spring, a nation-wide arts competition for high school students in 9th-12th grades is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our Congressional District.

The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students in 9th-12th grades in OH-01. The winning artwork of our district’s competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will include the winning artwork from all participating districts from around the country. The winning artwork is also featured on’s Congressional Art Competition page.


The 2024 Congressional Art Competition “Celebrating Our State” is a vibrant and engaging platform for young artists across the district to showcase their talent and creativity while celebrating the diverse and rich culture of the state of Ohio. This competition aims to foster a love for art, encourage artistic expression, and provide recognition for talented young artists.


  • Paintings
  • Drawings
  • Collages
  • Prints
  • Mixed media
  • Computer-generated art
  • Photography


Artwork entered in the contest may be up to 28 inches by 28 inches, may be up to 4 inches in depth, and not weigh more than 15 pounds. If your artwork is selected as the winning piece, it must arrive framed and must still measure no larger than the maximum dimensions. For initial entry, please submit a digital copy of artwork, JEPG and PNG formats are accepted no later than Friday 4/5/2024.

All entries must be original in concept, design and execution and may not violate any 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. Work entered must be in the original medium (that is, not a scanned reproduction of a painting or drawing).


  • Artists must submit their entries digitally through our website or by emailing Kelly Dukes, Outreach Director at
  • Entries must include a high-resolution image of the artwork, a brief description, and the artist’s name, age, and contact information including name of high school.
  • Submissions will be accepted starting on February 1, 2024 and will close on April 5, 2024.


A panel of experienced artists and art professionals will judge the entries based on creativity, technique, originality, and adherence to the theme. Winners will be selected for each category, from these category winners, an overall winner will be chosen to have their artwork displayed at the US Capital Building for 1 year.


  • The overall winner will receive a trip to DC for the annual reception
  • Artwork displayed in US Capital for 1 year

Closing Ceremony

A closing ceremony and awards presentation will take place in April where winners will receive their prizes and certificates. This event will also provide an opportunity for artists, their families, and art enthusiasts to come together and celebrate the artistic achievements of Ohio’s youth.

All students participating in the Congressional Art Competition must have this completed release form submitted to our office by emailing it to


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