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Congresswoman Candice Miller

Representing the 10th District of Michigan

Artistic Discovery Competition

Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. 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. The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in the 10th District. The over-all winner of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol Building. The exhibit, inWashington, D.C., will also include artwork from other contest winners nation-wide. 

All entries must be an original in concept, design and execution.
Art works entered in the contest may be up to 32 inches by 32 inches (including the frame) and may be up to 4 inches in depth. The art work may be

  • Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
  • Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
  • Collage
  • Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
  • Mixed Media
  • Computer Generated Art
  • Photography

Artistic Discovery Information Packet   

Student Release Form

2015 Deadlines:

  • Friday, February 20th: School Participation Form due to the District Office

  • Friday, March 20th: Student Entry Form’s due to the District Office.

  • Monday, March 23rd – Friday, March 27th: artwork must be submitted to the District Office.

  • Saturday, April 18th, 2:00PM - 4:00PM 10th District Art Show Reception                                                               

For more information, please contact Emily Engelmann:
U.S. Representative Candice S. Miller
48701 Van Dyke Ave.
Shelby Township, MI 48317
(586) 997-5010 office (586) 997-5013 fax