Congressional Art Competition
Our office is excited to announce that we are now accepting submissions for the 2023 Congressional Art Competition from high school students across Missouri’s First District. The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to encourage, recognize, and showcase artistic talent from youth across our country.
This year’s theme for MO-01 students is ‘It’s a STL Life.’ Please note that participating in the theme is optional. The overall winner from our district will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. The exhibit in Washington, D.C. will also include artwork from other contest winners nationwide.
Click HERE to enter your submission. The deadline for all submissions is May 5, 2023 by 5pm CT.
On May 26th, the Office of Congresswoman Cori Bush will host a reception to honor and recognize the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners, as well as honorable mentions, for each medium (photography, painting, drawing, mixed media, computer-generated art) of the competition. Submitted artwork will be judged by local artists.
Congressional Art Competition Rules:
Artwork entered in the contest may be up to 26 inches by 26 inches, may be up to 4 inches in depth, and must not weigh more than 15 pounds. If your artwork is selected as the winning piece, it must arrive framed and must still measure no larger than the above maximum dimensions.
Below are examples of art mediums that will be accepted:
Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers (It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)
Collages - must be two dimensional
Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
Mixed Media - use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
All entries must be original in concept, design, and execution, and cannot violate any U.S. copyright laws. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo or image (including a painting, graphic, or advertisement) created by someone other than the student is a violation of the competition rules and will not be accepted.
For any further questions, please call our St. Louis Office at (314) 955-9980.