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2019 Congressional Art Competition

Congressman Ted W. Lieu's office has invited PVPUSD high schooI students to participate in the 2019 Congressional Art Competition.


The Congressional Art Competition is a national competition that recognizes and encourages artistic talent in high school students. Students submit their original art piece to their representative and a panel of art professionals selects the winning entry. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington D.C. The winning works are displayed for one year in the U. S. Capitol. More details about the competition can be found here:


View Flyer Student Release Form


Eligibility and Submission Criteria:

  • The competition is open to all high school students (9-12th grade) who either reside or attend school in the 33rd Congressional District. 
  • Submissions must be:
    • One of the following mediums:
      • Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
      • Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers (It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)
      • Collages - must be two dimensional
      • Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
      • Mixed Media - use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
      • Computer-generated art
      • Photography
    • Two-dimensional
    • No larger than 26 inches by 26 inches by 4 inches
    • Not weight more than 15 pounds, including frame (NOTE: Framing is not required for judging.)
    • Original in concept, design and execution and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws.


Submission Deadline:

  • Friday, March 15th at 5:00 PM at one of our district offices. Please call before dropping off.
  • If your school has more than 10 submissions, please contact us to arrange a pick up.
  • Please make sure to include a completed release form (see attached) with each submission.



  • All student participants will receive a participation prize at the reception.
  • Winners will also receive scholarship awards.
  • 1st place winner’s submission will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol as part of a larger exhibit and receive a trip to Washington D.C. to be recognized at an annual awards ceremony in June 2019.
  • 2nd and 3rd place winners’ submissions will be displayed for a year in our Washington and District offices for one year.