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 Louisiana's Fourth Congressional District.
This year's theme is The Natural Resources of Our Great State. The contest is open to all high school students in our District, and the winning artwork will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol and featured on House.gov's Congressional Art Competition page.
- Teachers, please let us know if you have any students that will be participating no later than Friday, March 31.
- All artwork submissions must be turned in to either our Bossier or Leesvile offices no later than Wednesday, April 19.
RULES AND GUIDLINES
Artwork entered in the contest may be up to 28 inches by 28 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
For additional information, please fill out the following form.