2019 Congressional Art Competition Deadline Approaching

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Monroe, GA – Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) is reminding students in grades nine through 12 that the deadline for the 2019 Congressional Art Competition is fast approaching. Students who wish to participate may submit their artwork to one of the Congressman’s three district offices by Thursday, April 11. The winning artist will have his or her artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year and will be awarded a trip to Washington, D.C. to attend a reception with other student winners from across the Nation.

“The Congressional Art Competition is a great platform for students to show off their unique abilities and express themselves through their creativity,” said Hice.“This annual competition is one of the highlights of my year, and I hope that our young Georgia artists will take advantage of this exceptional opportunity to grow in their talents while competing for a place in a national exhibit.”

Each spring, a nationwide high school arts competition is sponsored by the members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest encourages artistic talent and gives an opportunity for it to be recognized in the nation as well as each congressional district. The Congressional Art Competition, which began in 1982, has had more than 650,000 high school students participate since then.

The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in the District. The overall winner of our district’s competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nationwide.

Art works entered in the contest may be up to 26” x 26” x 4”, including the frame. The art work may be

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

All entries must be an original in concept, design and execution.

To access a student release form click here, for the competition guidelines click here. Please note that no more than 10 entries per school will be accepted. Also, note the following dates. Entries are due to one of the district offices by Thursday, April 11th: In Walton County, the district office is located at

  • 100 Court St., Monroe, GA 30655

The congressman will announce the winner and present awards for the top entries on Saturday, April 27th during a reception at the Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts.

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