Submissions sought for Congressional Art Competition

Daily Herald report
Updated 5/19/2020 3:13 PM

U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider is inviting students in the 10th Congressional District to participate in the annual Congressional Art Competition, which is being held this year through a new virtual format.

Area high school students are encouraged to submit outstanding pieces of art they have created in the past year, which will be judged by a panel of local educators and artists. The theme for this year's contest is the U.S. motto, "E Pluribus Unum" (meaning "Out of Many, One"). Students are encouraged to interpret the theme however they chose and submit artwork that reflects their interpretation.


Submissions must be completed online at Students should create artwork in their preferred medium and upload high-resolution, well-lit photos of their projects (35 MB limit to photo uploads).

The deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 26. Due to school closures, rules were modified to allow both teachers and students to submit student artwork directly. Additionally, the restriction was lifted on five pieces of artwork per school. There is now a maximum of one submission per student, regardless of school.

The winning submission will be exhibited in the U.S. Capitol for a year and the winner will receive two round-trip airline tickets to Washington, D.C. to attend the Congressional Art Competition award ceremony. The second and third place pieces will be displayed in Schneider's district and Washington, D.C. offices, respectively.

Additional information, including important guidelines for submissions, is available on Schneider's website.

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