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Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez

Representing the 46th District of California

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 46th 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 may be up to 32 inches by 32 inches (including the frame) and may be up to 4 inches in depth. 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. Please fill out the student release form below:


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.

*Important Dates:* (Deadline for submissions extended to April 17, 2015)

4/17/15: 5 pm-Artwork is due at District Office; no late submissions will be accepted

5/11/15: 6 pm-Reception for finalists at Art Institute

6/24/15: Reception for 1st place winners in Washington DC

If you would like more information on the annual Congressional District Art Competition - including this year's deadlines - please submit the following form.

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