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Details and Rules for the 2019 Congressional Art Competition

The office of Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton (D-VA) is now accepting submissions for the 38th Annual Congressional Art Competition. Students grades 9-12 are invited to participate for an opportunity to have their artwork hung in the U.S. Capitol.

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors the Congressional Art Competition to highlight and encourage artistic talent from all across the nation. Students submit entries to their Representative’s office, and first-place winners in each district will have their artwork displayed for one year in the Capitol Building.

All submitted artwork must:

  • Be framed (Frame may not exceed 26 inches high, 26 inches wide, and 4 inches deep)

  • Be two-dimensional with the Student Information and Release Form taped to the back

  • Be ready to hang with attached hanging wire and specified mounting hardware

  • Have a marking arrow on the back of the work indicating which direction is up

Submissions can be delivered to Enterprise Hall, George Washington University’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus, located at 44983 Knoll Square, Ashburn, Virginia 20147 on Monday, April 22nd between 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

The artwork from all participants will remain on display for public viewing at Enterprise Hall, George Washington University from April 22nd through May 12th.  Following the exhibit, all artwork must be picked up from Enterprise Hall on Sunday, May 12th between 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

More information about the Competition, including the Rules and Regulations, can be found on our website here. If you have any questions or issues with the established drop off or collection times, please contact Tami Davis in Rep. Wexton’s Office at 703-234-3800.

A flier with further guidance on the Competition can be found here and may be distributed widely.