Congressional Art Competition

Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent of students in central Florida and across the nation.

Congresswoman Murphy with the winner of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition

U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, Fla., encourages students in the Florida’s Seventh Congressional District to submit their artwork for the 2021 Congressional Art Competition. The competition gives students an opportunity to showcase their creativity and artistic talent. Murphy’s office will present all submissions to a panel of local art educators to select the winner. Pending federal, Florida and Washington D.C. COVID-19 restrictions, the Congressional Institute, which sponsors the competition, will fly the winning artist to Washington D.C., to be honored at a special ceremony. The winner’s artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for an entire year and featured on the official Congressional Art Competition website. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students are asked to submit their artwork digitally by Friday, April 30, 2021. 

Artwork entered in the contest may be up to 26 inches by 26 inches, may be up to 4 inches in depth, and not weigh more than 15 pounds.  Even when framed, the piece must still meet the specified size and weight requirements. All entries must be an original in concept, design, and execution.

Students may submit:

  • Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
  • Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
  • Collages
  • Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
  • Mixed Media
  • Computer Generated Art
  • Photograph

In order to enter the Congressional Art Competition, students must submit the following to by Friday, April 30, 2021:  

Important Documents:

To enter the Congressional Art Competition, or if you would like more information,  please submit the following form:

Student Information
Prefix * First Name * Last Name * Suffix (Jr., Sr.)
* Address:
* City:
Student Email:
Student Phone:
* Grade Level:

If you do not know your four digit extension for your zip code, please check the U.S. Postal Service website for more information.

Parent or Guardian Information
Prefix * First Name * Last Name * Suffix (Jr., Sr.)
* Address:
* City:
* Parent or Guardian Email:
* Parent or Guardian Phone:
School Information
* High School Name:
* High School Phone:
* Art Teacher Name:

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