Congressional Art Competition

A Call For Paintings, Drawings, Collage, Prints, Mixed Media, Computer Generated Art and Photographs

Initiated by members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982, the Congressional Art Competition is a nationwide annual art competition that allows high school students from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and territories to showcase their artistic ability. WVIA is proud to host the qualification for Matt Cartwright for the 17th Congressional Districts.

Winning artwork will hang in the US Capital building for one year and the student artist will be invited to attend the gallery opening at the US Capital in June, with hotel expenses paid by WVIA.

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Submission deadline is April 24, 2018


 Download Rules & Entry Form 


Winners from Previous Years

2016 Winners: Maria Helminiak of Williamsport (District 10 winner), Taylor Herron of Mountaintop (District 11 winner), and Madison Smolsky, Scranton (District 17 winner)

2013 Winners: Julie Reiutort of Lake Ariel (District 10 winner), Deanna Dinelli of Nanticoke (District 11 winner), and Angela Kelly of Dunmore (District 17 winner)

2012 Winners: Amanda Martin of Dallas (District 10 winner) and Zachary Wood of Edwardsville (District 11 winner) 

2011 Winners: Abby Carmody of Waymart (District 10 winner) and Zachary Wood of Edwardsville (District 11 winner)

2010 Winners: Laura Madiera of Dallas (District 10 winner) and Corrinne Remetta of Dunmore (District 11 winner)


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