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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. Submissions for the 2024 Congressional Art Competition are now open. 

School Representatives, please email to confirm your school's participation in the Art Competition.

Students, please submit your artworks to our office or coordinate with David ( to have your artwork picked up by April 5th, 2024. Please review the 2024 competition rules and submit your TYPED student release form with hand signatures to David along with your art submission. 

While art composed on a computer using digital tools is allowed, art generated entirely or partially by artificial intelligence is not allowed. The Art Competition is open to all High School students who either live in or attend school in MN-03. Only one submission per student is allowed. 

Discover talented student artists from past competitions:

  • Click here to view the 2022 Congressional Art Competition Gallery
    • Winner: "The Floating Stool" by Kashia Vang, Park Center High School
    • People's Choice: "Minnesota Bison in the Snow" by Mackenzie Melquist, Chaska High School

  • Click here to view the 2023 Congressional Art Competition Gallery
    • Winner: "Intrusive Thoughts" by Evelyn West, Osseo High School
    • People's Choice: "Untitled" by Michaela Dugan, Maple Grove High School