Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in the Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District.
The Artistic Discovery Competition is open to all high school students residing in the 6th Congressional District of Wisconsin. 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 the winning artwork from all participating Districts from across the country. The winning artwork is also featured on the U.S. House of Representatives' Congressional Art Competition page.
The 2023 Congressional Art Competition’s rules are available here, and the following is a summary of the rules:
Artworks entered in the contest may be up to 26 inches high, 26 inches wide, and 4 inches deep, including the frame. The artwork may be:
- Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
- Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
- Two dimensional collages
- Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
- Mixed Media (use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, etc.)
- Computer-generated art
All entries must be original in concept, design and execution.
Please click here for the 2023 Student Information and Release Form, which must be attached to the back of submitted artwork. Artwork submissions for the 2022 Artistic Discovery Competition may be delivered or mailed to my Fond du Lac district office on or before Thursday, April 27, 2023.
If you would like more information on the annual Congressional District Art Competition, please call my Fond du Lac office at (920) 907-0624.