Art Competition

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.

Deadlines:

  • Friday, February 14th: fax/e-mail school’s participation form to the District Office
  • Friday, March 7th: fax/mail the students’ entry form/release to the District Office.
  • Monday, March 17th – Friday, March 21st: artwork must be submitted to the District Office.

All correspondences to be sent to:

U.S. Representative Candice S. Miller
Attn: Emily Marriott
48701 Van Dyke Ave.
Shelby Township, MI 48317
(586) 997-5010 office (586) 997-5013 fax
Emily.Marriott@mail.house.gov

Download the information packet and  guidelines.

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. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nation-wide.

Art works entered in the contest may be no larger than 28 inches by 28 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

All entries must be an original in concept, design and execution.

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.

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