About the Scholarship

The Congressional Art Competition is organized by the Congressional Institute, focusing on educating the general public about the Congrees, going back to1987.

The Congressional Art Competition is specifically for high school students. The competition requires the applicants to present their 2D artwork, not exceeding 15 pounds in weight. The following art-works are accepted:

  • paintings
  • drawings
  • collage
  • prints
  • mixed art
  • digital art
  • photography

The artwork must strictly be an original creation of the applicant and must adhere to the U.S. laws.


How to Apply?

The applicants are requested to apply through their district representative by submitting their artwork in one of the requested formats to the district representative's office. 

The guidelines about the Congressional Art Competition and the details about their respective district representatives can be found online on the official website of the U.S. House of Representatives.

The applicants are requested to submit their respective artwork to their district representative in one of the accepted formats on or before the mentioned deadline date.


Scholarship Amount

The scholarship amount for the Congressional Art Competition varies according to the district it is being provided to. Each district may have a number of winners.

The artworks of the first place winners from each district will be hung in the Capitol for a period of one year.


Deadline Information

The deadline date to apply for the Congressional Art Competition is the 15th of April.


Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for the applicants to apply for the Congressional Art Competition are:

  • The applicant must be a high school student at the time of application.

  • The applicant must demonstrate artistic ability.

  • The applicant must reside in the United States.

  • The applicant must be a U.S. student.


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