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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 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 nationwide.

Deadline: May 1, 2024


Artwork must be two-dimensional. Each framed artwork can be no larger than 26 inches high, 26 inches wide, and 4 inches deep. No frame is required for initial submission. If your artwork is selected as the winning piece, it must arrive in Washington, D.C., framed. Even when framed, it must still measure no larger than the above maximum dimensions. No framed piece should weigh more than 15 pounds.

Accepted mediums for the two-dimensional artwork are as follows:

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

Each entry must be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate 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. For more information on copyright laws, we recommend you visit the Scholastic website and review the official Art Competition rules document.

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 more information on the annual Congressional District Art Competition - including this year's deadlines - please submit the following form.

Artwork can be dropped off at Billings, Great Falls, or Helena Congressional Offices:

- Great Falls, 410 Central Avenue, Suite 407 Phone: (406) 770-6260

- Helena, 7 West 6th Ave. Suite 3B Phone: (406) 502-1435

- Billings, 3300 2nd Ave N, Suite 7-8 Phone: (406) 413-6720

Please call local office before dropping off artwork. Our staff is frequently at stakeholder meetings or public events.

Mail in Art will also be accepted and can be shipped to: Congressman Matt Rosendale, 3300 2nd Ave N, Suite 7-8, Billings, MT 59101

Before submitting, please review the Art Competition Checklist and fill out the Student Information Release Form.

Please note that by submitting artwork to the competition, you consent to it being featured on our official platforms, including the website and social media accounts.

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