Congressional Art Competition

Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize, celebrate, and encourage artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our district.The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students (9-12th grade) who either reside or attend school in Michigan’s 8th district. 

The piece awarded first place will be displayed for one year in the US Capitol. 

The rules and checklist for the 2021 competition can be found here.

If you would like more information on the Congressional Art Competition, please visit the Congressional Institute or contact Mona Shand at



Feel free to check out our 2021 virtual art exhibit by clicking here or by viewing it below.

Virtual Congressional Art Competition Gallery