Beginning in 1982, this competition provides members of Congress the opportunity to encourage and recognize the artistic abilities of students in their districts. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved in this nationwide competition.
“This competition showcases the talented budding artists from the 22nd District of Texas and across the country, conveying their unique experiences and perspectives,” Olson said. “Their talent is a reflection of their hard work and artistic vision. Each year thousands of people visit the Capitol and have the opportunity to view and appreciate the artwork of creative students across the nation.
I encourage them to submit artwork for this competition and share their talent with those throughout Texas and the country.”
The first place winner from TX-22 will have their artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for an entire year. As part of this competition, the district first place winner receives complimentary airfare to fly to Washington, D.C., to see their art displayed in the Capitol Building during the unveiling ceremony.
Artwork is due to the Sugar Land office by Friday, May 5. Artwork must be two-dimensional and be submitted unframed. In addition to the artwork, participants will need to submit the student release form.
Rules, regulations and criteria can be found at https://olson.house.gov/services/congressional-art-competition.