Congressional Art Competition accepting entries from high school students

Okla. — High school students across Oklahoma now have the opportunity to submit their artwork for a chance to be featured at the U.S. Capitol.

The annual Congressional Art Competition announced by Oklahoma Rep. Kevin Hern is a nationwide event that accepts all mediums of art.

The winner from each Congressional district will be displayed in an eleven-month exhibit in the Cannon tunnel that leads into the U.S. Capitol.

“It’s a real joy to discover all of the artistic talent from our district,” said Rep. Hern. “Seeing all the beautiful art pieces that are submitted, and then seeing the winner as I walk to and from the House floor is a warm reminder of home that I cherish. I wish all the artists well and can’t wait to see what entries we get this year.”

This year’s theme is “Explore Scenic Oklahoma: The natural features and attractions that make Oklahoma uniquely beautiful.” The deadline for entries is April 10th. Please visit here, or contact the Tulsa District Office at 918-935-3222 and ask to speak with the Art Competition Coordinator for any questions.

Background Information:

Artwork must be two-dimensional. Each framed artwork can be no larger than 26 inches high, 26 inches wide, and 4 inches deep.

Accepted mediums for the two-dimensional artwork 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.)
  • Collages: must be two dimensional
  • Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints
  • Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
  • Computer-generated art
  • Photographs