Art Competition

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



I am excited to invite students to participate in this year’s annual Congressional Arts Competition. Sponsored by the Congressional Institute, this nationwide contest recognizes and encourages artistic talent across the country. The competition is open to all high school students residing in Michigan’s 8th Congressional District, and the winning artist will have his or her artwork displayed for one year in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Due to public health considerations affecting schools across the country, the deadline for students to submit their artwork to the 8th District Congressional Art Competition has been extended to May 7th. Students will need to submit their entries through a free Slideroom account, which can be set up through this link. A panel of qualified artists and community leaders from across the district will judge the artwork, and we will hold a virtual reception and awards ceremony for the finalists in early June.

Although we will no longer be able to hold an in-person exhibit at the Howell Carnegie Public Library as previously planned, students will have their artwork virtually exhibited online. Students also will continue to have the opportunity for their artwork to be displayed in our district offices, and the winning artwork still will be framed and displayed in the halls of the Cannon Tunnel in Washington D.C. The winning student will be flown to Washington, D.C., on Southwest Airlines for a reception and award presentation at the end of July.

Please review the 2020 rules and regulations or visit the Congressional Insitute for more information. If you have any questions, please contact Sam Woll at our Lansing District Office at (517) 993-0510.