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 5th 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 works entered in the contest can be no larger thanĀ 26″ x 26″ x 4″ when framed. 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.

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.

To read more about the competition, click here for the 2017 Rules and Regulations. To enter the competition, print out the

To enter the competition, print out the Student Release Form and the Art Submission Checklist, and send all materials to

Felicia Rose-Barry

111 East Court St. #3B
Flint, MI 48502

All submissions are due by May 1, 2017. A reception and announcement of winners will be on May 10, 2017.

If you have questions, please call Felicia Rose-Barry at 810-238-8627 or email at