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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 johnny.tvedt@mail.house.gov as soon as possible to confirm your school’s participation. Artwork is due April 22, 2022


Discover talented student artists from past competitions: