Congressional Art Competition

Congressional Art Competition

As Co-Chair of the Congressional Arts Caucus, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46) is excited to announce the start of the 2014 Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery.” This nationwide high school art competition recognizes the artistic talents of each Congressional district. Since 1982 more than 650,000 high school students have participated.


2014 Congressional Art Competition:

We will be looking for a piece that captures the culture and vibrant life in Orange County.

We are excited to see how each student interprets their ideas of Orange County and translates it into their own unique piece of artwork.


Submitted Artwork Guidelines:

  • Must be 2 dimensional.
  • Due to some artwork being abstract, please indicate on the back of the piece the top and bottom of the artwork. (This will help indicate how to appropriately hang the artwork.)
  • Accepted mediums are as follows:
    • Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
    • Drawings: colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal (It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)
  • Collage
  • Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints
  • Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
  • Computer-generated art
  • Photography
  • Submitted artwork may be no larger than 28”x28”x4”, including the frame
  • Artwork cannot weight more than 15 pounds


How to Enter:

In order to enter into the Art Competition, applicants must:


Selection of Winners:

Students will submit their entries to Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez’s District Office for judging by local artists and art professionals. We will have a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner.

The 1st place winner will receive the following:

1st Place Winner:

The 1st place winner will receive two (2) roundtrip tickets to Washington attend an awards ceremony and will have their artwork displayed in the United States Capitol building for one year. They will also be invited to a congratulatory award ceremony in the district in California.

The 1st place winner will also receive a scholarship/award to an art institution.

2nd and 3rd Place Winners:

2nd and 3rd place winners will receive a Congressional Certificate of recognition and will be invited to a congratulatory awards ceremony in the district in California.

The 2nd place winner will also receive a congressional award.

The 3rd place winner will also receive a congressional award.


Deadline and Submission Information:

All artwork must be submitted by Friday, April 18, 2014 to the Congresswoman’s District Office between the hours of 8:30 am- 5:30 pm.

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, District Office
12397 Lewis Street
Suite 101
Garden Grove, California 92840

Phone: 714-621-0102
Fax: 714-621-0401



If you have any questions, please contact Beatriz Mendoza in the district office at (714) 621-0102 or by e-mail at or Jacquelyn Gonzalez in the Washington D.C. office at (202) 225-2965 or by e-mail at

Good Luck!