Congressman Greg Walden

Representing the 2nd District of Oregon

Congressional Art Competition

This year's Congressional Art Competition is open for submissions until April 20th, 2016!

Click here to view and download the rules for the 2016 competition

Congratulations to Tess Lewis from Phoenix High School for winning the 2015 Congressional Art Competition!
Her piece featured below, titled Petrichor, is currently displayed in the U.S. Capitol.

About the 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 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 20th, 2016 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 House.gov'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 Elena Hernandez at elena.hernandez@mail.house.gov

To submit your artwork, please submit the online form below AND complete the Student Information & Release Form. This form can be  emailed to Elena Hernandez at elena.hernandez@mail.house.gov or mailed to Representative Walden's Southern Oregon office at 14 North Central Avenue, Suite 112, Medford, Oregon 97501.

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Student Information
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Entry Information

Your file size can not exceed 1MB. Documents must be the following file types: .doc, .docx, .pdf

Macintosh users: Your document must have a file extension. Resave it using your word processor with the appropriate extension from the above list.