Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional district.
The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in the 3rd District. The over-all winner of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nation-wide.
Art works entered in the contest may be up to 26” x 26” x 4” (including the frame or mat). must be of original content and can come from the following categories:
- Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
- Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
- Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
- Mixed Media
- Computer Generated images
Please note that the deadline to submit pieces to our office is April 28th, 2017 at 5 p.m. Following the deadline our office will host a gallery showcase to display all of the submissions and to announce this year’s winner. More information will be provided closer to deadline.
All submissions must be turned into one of our district offices at the following locations:
Gainesville District Office:
5000 NW 27th Court, Suite A
Gainesville, FL 32606
Orange Park District Office:
Knight Boxx Rd, Suite 1
Orange Park, FL 32065
Palatka District Office:
2509 Crill Ave, Ste 200
Palatka, FL 32177
The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.
If you would like to learn more about this years High School Art Competition, please see the links below:
If you would like to participate in the 2017 Congressional District Art Competition please fill out and submit the form below.
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