Congressman Greg Walden

Representing the 2nd District of Oregon

Congressional Art Competition

Congratulations to the 2017
Congressional Art Competition Winners!

The overall winner will travel to Washington, D.C. to see their artwork displayed in the national student art exhibit in the U.S. Capitol and attend a reception in their honor. 

County winners will have their artwork displayed in one of Congressman Walden's district offices in Bend, Medford, Hood River, and La Grande and will attend receptions in recognition of their talent in the district. 

Overall Winner for Oregon's Second District
We Have Seen Too Much by Liberty Rossel, Grants Pass High School
Medium: Colored pencil

Second Place
Pointe of Grace by Christina Cannon, Cascade Christian High School
Medium: Oil color

Regional Winners
Leaf View by Alexis Wilson, Phoenix High School
Medium: Acrylic

Gazelle White and Black Charcoal Painting by Samantha Kamrath, Phoenix High School
Medium: Charcoal

Let's Look Up by Shannon Hoyer, Mountain View High School
Medium: Photography

Call to the Mounains by Jessica Elam, Dufur High School
Medium: Acrylic and Pen

Farm Alarm by Jin Sue Kim, Burnt River High School
Medium: Acrylic


About the competition: 

Each spring, a nationwide 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 and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our Congressional District.

The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students in the 2nd District. Students may submit their artwork up until the April 2018 deadline. A panel of judges made up of of local artists and art experts will then determine a winner and runners-up. The winning artwork of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will include the winning artwork from all participating districts from around the country. The winning artwork is also featured on's Congressional Art Competition page.

Competition rules: 

Artwork entered in the contest may be up to 28 inches by 28 inches, may be up to 4 inches in depth, and not weigh more than 15 pounds. If your artwork is selected as the winning piece, it must arrive framed and must still measure no larger than the above maximum dimensions.

  • Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
  • Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers (It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)
  • Collages - must be two dimensional
  • Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
  • Mixed Media - use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
  • Computer-generated art
  • Photography

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).

Questions? Call Representative Walden's office at 202-225-6730 or email Morgan Murphy at