Art Competition

Our district is full of creative talent and a robust creative economy. Each spring members of Congress have the opportunity to host high school arts competition to highlight the outstanding talent of students in their districts.

The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in our district. The overall winner of our district's competition will be displayed for a full year in a U.S. Capitol exhibit that includes artwork from other contest winners nationwide.

Art 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. The artwork may be:

  • Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
  • Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
  • Collages
  • Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
  • Mixed Media
  • Computer Generated Art
  • Photography

All entries must be an original concept, design, and execution. Please make sure to review the rules, checklist, and release form for the competition which can be found here.  Please note, that all entries must be delivered to my District Office by Friday April 17, 2020 at 5:00 pm. The district office is located at 400 Gold Ave. SW Suite 680, Albuquerque, NM 87102. Winners will be announced the week after the submission deadline, and a local reception will be held shortly after.  

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, more 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.

If you would like more information on the annual Congressional District Art Competition - including this year's deadlines - please contact my office.

If you would like more information on the annual Congressional District Art Competition, including this year's deadlines, please submit the following form.