Each spring, a nationwide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. 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 Indiana's Fourth Congressional District. 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 house.gov's Congressional Art Competition page.
This year's submission deadline is Thursday, May 5, 2022. I ask teachers to encourage their students to submit one piece of art to my Danville district office, located at:
355 South Washington Street
Danville, Indiana 46122
All entries MUST include the attached Student Information and Release Form for the competition.
Entries should be in one of the following mediums:
- Paintings – oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
- Drawings – pastels, pencil, colored pencil, charcoal, ink, markers (charcoal and pastel should be fixed)
- Collages – must be two dimensional
- Prints – lithographs, silkscreen, block prints
- Computer-generated art
- Mixed Media – use of two or more of the above mediums.
All entries must also meet the following criteria:
- Be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws
- May not depict subjects of contemporary political controversy, be sensationalistic or gruesome in nature
- Entered in the original medium (a scanned reproduction of a painting or drawing will not be accepted)
- Be two-dimensional
- Be framed when submitted
- Be no larger than 26 inches by 26 inches by 4 inches, including the frame
- Not weigh more than 15 pounds when framed
As the winning artwork will be on display in Washington D.C. for one full year, students should submit a piece that will not be needed for other purposes. All other entries will need to be picked up from the district office no later than May 14, 2022.
If you have any questions, please contact Trey Barton at the Danville district office by calling 317-563-5567 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like more information on the annual Congressional District Art Competition, please submit the following form.
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