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2017 Congressional Art Competition

2017 Congressional Art Competition


Congressman James Comer would like to invite high school students from the 1st Congressional District to participate in the 2017 Congressional Art Competition.

Each spring, a nation-wide high school art 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.

The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in our District. The winning artwork of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will include the winning artwork from all participating districts from around the country. The winning artwork is also featured on House.gov's Congressional Art Competition page.

The second place winner’s artwork will be displayed in Congressman Comer’s D.C. office and third place will be displayed in Congressman Comer’s District Office in Tompkinsville, KY.

Each student must fill out a student release form which can be found on Congressman Comer’s website.  This form must be sent in along with the artwork.

For the student release form and more information please visit: https://comer.house.gov/services/art-competition


Entries must be submitted by May 3rd, 2017.

Please mail entries to:

Congressman James Comer

200 North Main Street, Suite F

Tompkinsville, KY 42167


The following page is a summary of the Congressional Art Competition rules.


2017 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 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.


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.

Computer-generated art


All entries must be original in concept, design and execution and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo or image (including a painting, graphic, or advertisement) that was created by someone other than the student is a violation of the competition rules and will not be accepted. Work entered must be in the original medium (that is, not a scanned reproduction of a painting or drawing).

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