I’m excited to announce this year’s Congressional Art Competition! Each year, Members of Congress hold contests within their districts to choose winning pieces of art by high school students to be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC. This impressive art exhibit brightens the Cannon Tunnel and showcases the talent of our nation’s young people. 

2018 Winner Jenny Nguyen with her artwork "Timeless Distortion"

As the former director of a youth leadership program in San Diego, I know that young people are often the most thoughtful and creative members of our community. This contest offers a national platform for displaying that creativity, so I encourage high school students with all artistic backgrounds from the 53rd Congressional District to participate. This contest is only open to high school students. All submissions will be showcased in the San Diego History Museum. The winning student will be invited to Washington, DC for the ribbon-cutting ceremony, and will have his or her artwork displayed in the Cannon Tunnel for one year.

The deadline for submitting artwork for this year's competition is 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2019.

All submissions must be accompanied by the 2019 Student Release Form.

2019 Art Competition Rules for Students and Teachers

If you have any questions about the competition or submission guidelines please contact Ashley in my San Diego office at (619) 280-5353.

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