2023 Congressional Art Challenge
The Congressional Art Competition is a decades-long tradition to encourage and recognize the rich talent of young artists throughout the country. Every year, Congressman Schiff invites 9-12 grade students in the 30th Congressional District to submit artwork. A panel of judges will review all the entries from the 30th Congressional District to determine first, second, and third place winners. In addition, there is a People's Choice award, which is decided through an online vote.
The first-place winner's artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. The second-place winner's artwork will be displayed in Congressman Schiff's Washington D.C. office for one year. The third-place winner's artwork and People's Choice winner will be displayed in Congressman Schiff's district office for one year. Congressman Schiff's staff will arrange to pick up the winning artwork at the conclusion of the contest.
All student participants must reside in the 30th Congressional District and a student release form must be completed and signed for each entry. Each entry must be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate U.S. copyright laws. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo or image (including a painting, graphic, or advertisement) that was created by someone other than the student is a violation of the competition rules and will not be accepted. Artwork must adhere to the policy of the House Office Building Commission (the Commission). In accordance with this policy, exhibits depicting subjects of contemporary political controversy, or a sensationalistic or gruesome nature are not allowed. For the complete list of guidelines, please see the 2023 Rules and Regulations for Students and Teachers.
Artwork must be two-dimensional and no larger than 26" high, 26" wide, and 4" deep. Accepted mediums for the artwork are paintings (oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.), drawings (colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal), 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, and photographs.
The 2023 Congressional Art Challenge is no longer accepting submissions.