Congressman John Katko Announces 2019 Congressional Art Competition

Syracuse, New York — U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced the details of the 2019 Artistic Discovery Congressional Art Competition. All high school students living in the 24th Congressional District of New York are eligible to submit an entry.

The Congressional Art Competition is an annual event hosted by the House of Representatives. It allows high school students from across the country to showcase their artistic talents, with the winning pieces from each Congressional District displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one full year.

Rep. John Katko

“I am proud to once again invite high school students from around Central New York to participate in the Congressional Art Competition,” said Rep. Katko. “This is an excellent opportunity for our students to display their creative abilities, and my office receives many impressive pieces each year. I am excited for this year’s submissions and encourage participation from all interested students.”

Guidelines for submissions are below:

  • Artwork may be up to 26 inches wide by 26 inches tall by four inches thick, must be two dimensional, be original in concept, design, and execution, must not weigh more than 15 pounds, and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws. If you are a student or a teacher, and would like to learn more about the rules about what kind art work is accepted, click here.
  • Accepted artwork includes paintings (including oil, acrylics and watercolor), drawings (including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers), collage (must be two dimensional), prints (including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints), mixed media, computer generated art, and photography.
  • Artwork must be submitted with a completed copy of the competition release form to one of Rep. Katko’s district offices by April 18, 2019.
  • Additional information regarding the Artistic Discovery Congressional Art Competition can be found here.