Congressional Art Competition

Each spring, a nation-wide high school art 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 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. For more information about the 2017 Congressional Art Competition, please visit the official Congressional Art Competition page.  

The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in the District. The over-all 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 entered in the contest may be up to 26” x 26” and  4” deep (with frame if winner). The artwork 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.

Important dates:

April 19: Deadline for art submissions 

Submissions will be on display at Farmington City Hall Boardroom.
April 27: Award ceremony from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Farmington City Hall (4135 Co Rd 200, Corinth, MS 38834) .

Contact information:

Artwork must be submitted to one of my district offices by April 19, 2017. Please call Melinda Whited in the Farmington District Office at (662) 687-1525 to set up an appointment to drop off the artwork at one of these five locations. Operating hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please call Melinda Whited before delivering artwork to coordinate time and location.   

Last year's winners from Mississippi displayed in the U.S. Capitol:

 

If you would like more information on the annual Congressional Art Competition,  please submit the following form.



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District Offices

Washington, D.C.

1721 Longworth H.O.B.
Washington, DC 20515
P:
(202) 225-4306
F:
(202) 225-3549

Columbus, MS

318 North 7th Street, Suite D
Columbus, MS 39701
P:
(662) 328-5982

Eupora, MS

855 South Dunn Street
Eupora, MS 39744
P:
(662) 258-7240
F:
(662) 258-7240

Farmington, MS

4135 County Road 200
Corinth, MS 38844
P:
(662) 687-1525
F:
(662) 841-8845

Hernando, MS

2565 Caffey Street, #200
P.O. Box 218
Hernando, MS 38632
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(662) 449-3090
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(662) 449-4836

Tupelo, MS

431 West Main Street
Tupelo, MS 38804
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(662) 841-8808
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