2017 Art Competition

Each spring, a nation-wide 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 the 3rd 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 nation-wide.

Art works entered in the contest may be up to 26 inches by 26 inches (including the frame), may be up to 4 inches in depth and no more than 15 pounds in weight. The art work may be:

  • Paintings - including oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc. 
  • Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
  • Collage - must be two dimensional
  • Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
  • Mixed Media - use of more than two mediums, such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc
  • Computer Generated Art
  • Photography

All entries must be an original in concept, design and execution and may not violate U.S. copyright laws.

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, over 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 submit the following form.

2017 Artwork Submission Dates 
Artwork will need to be delivered to Emerge Gallery at 404 South Evans St., Greenville, NC 27858

  • Saturday, April 22 - 10 am-4 pm
  • Sunday, April 23 - 1pm-4pm 
  • Tuesday, April 25-Thursday April 27 - 10 am-9pm
     

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