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Art Competition

Each spring, the Congressional Institute hosts a
nationwide visual art competition to showcase the remarkable talent of high school artists across the country. Since 1982, the competition has served as a celebration of artistic expression and national unity, with one winning entry from each congressional district displayed in a gallery in the U.S. Capitol for one year.

Every high school in Minnesota's Third District may submit up to 10 two-dimensional pieces of physical, unframed, matted, mounted art (one piece per student). Participating high schools should designate a ‘contact’ teacher who will coordinate the submissions of student artists. Each student will be required to fill out a privacy release form. Rules and regulations regarding the art can be found here!

If you're a student artist living or attending school in Minnesota's Third District, ask your art teacher to email Johnny at as soon as possible to confirm your school’s participation. Artwork is due April 22, 2022

Discover talented student artists from past competitions: