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Art Competition

My office will be accepting submissions for the Spring 2024 Congressional Art Competition starting in January.

Each spring, a nationwide high school art competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage artistic talent across the country, as well as in our Congressional District.

The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students (9-12th grade) who reside in North Carolina's Seventh District. 

Artwork Entry Criteria: 

  • Must be two-dimensional and no larger than 26 inches by 26 inches by 4 inches
  • Must not weigh more than 15 pounds, including frame
  • Must have the 2024 Student Release Form secured with painters tape to the back of your piece.
  • Must be original in concept, design, and execution, and may not violate U.S. copyright laws
  • Art pieces are NOT required to be framed for judging

2024 Submission Deadline and Instructions: 

  • Friday, April 19 at 5:00 PM
  • Both in-person and via email:
    • Please drop off your submission in-person at our District Office or coordinate with your teacher for a pick up from one of our staffers (at least 10 submissions in each pick up):
      • District Office Address:
        • Bolivia – 310 Government Center Drive, Unit 1, Bolivia, NC 28422
        • Wilmington – 2520 Independence Boulevard, Suite 201, Wilmington, NC 28412
        • Fayetteville - 225 Green Street, Suite 202, Fayetteville, NC 28301
        • Lumberton - 550 N Chestnut Street, Suite 152, Lumberton, NC 28358
    • Please submit a high-quality photo in JPG format to Make sure to include a copy of the 2024 Student Release Form in PDF format. Include in the subject line of the email the following information:
      • “Your name - Name of the piece – Medium”
      • Medium types:
        • Painting
        • Photography
        • Drawing
        • Mixed Media

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).

Students must fill out the Student Release Form and attach it to the back of their submissions.

If you would like more information on the Congressional Art Competition, please contact Lisa Myers at or (910) 253-6111.