Participating in the 2020 Congressional Art Competition
From the office of Congressman John Garamendi
Each spring, a nation-wide high school art competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The annual Congressional Art Competition has always been an occasion to acknowledge and encourage artists across the nation. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic many students have only further channeled their gifts into creating artwork. During this difficult time, the competition promises those burgeoning artists a unique opportunity to showcase their efforts and ensure their talent receives the recognition it deserves.
In light of the coronavirus crisis, the California stay-at-home order, and school closures, I am announcing some changes to this year’s Congressional Art Competition submission process. That is why I have extended the deadline for submission to Friday, May 29th. Rather than collecting physical submissions, my office has moved to a digital format.
Students who wish to participate must submit a high-quality photograph of their artwork along with a scanned or photographed copy of their release form. You can find this paperwork by clicking here. Submissions can be emailed to CA03.Submissions@mail.house.gov. Artwork must be received no later than May 29th, 2020.
The grand prize winner will have their work displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year in a gallery featuring winners from other Congressional districts in the country. The runner-up will have their artwork displayed in the Congressman’s Washington D.C. office.
The official entry guidelines for the 2020 competition can be found by clicking here. If you have any questions, please email Jacqueline.Hartsough@mail.house.gov or call (530) 753-5301. You can also find more information online at https://garamendi.house.gov/services/art-competition.