Each year, the Congressional Institute sponsors a visual arts competition for high school students nationwide. Winning entries from each congressional district are hung in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol for one year, and the winning student artists will be flown to Washington, D.C. to be recognized at an award ceremony.

Students from Washington’s 7th Congressional District who would like to participate must submit a completed Student Release Form (download it here), and a one-page description of the medium and the background of the piece along with their entry. The art pieces are not required to be framed, only matted. All entries must comply with the competition guidelines. 

The 2019 deadline for the Congressional Arts Competition has passed.

A panel of judges will be chosen from throughout the district to select one overall winner and two runners-up. A People’s Choice award will also be selected through our social media.

All entries must be original in concept, design and execution and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo or image (including a painting, graphic or advertisement) that was created by someone other than the student is a violation of the competition rules and will not be accepted. Work entered must be in the original medium (that is, not a scanned reproduction of a painting or drawing).

If you have any questions please contact our District Office at (206) 674-0040. We look forward to celebrating the artistic talents of the youth of Washington’s 7th Congressional District.