Art Competition

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 Best of Louisiana. 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.

DEADLINES

  • Teachers, please let us know if you have any students that will be participating no later than Friday, March 26.
  • All artwork submissions must be turned in to either our Bossier or Leesville offices no later than Wednesday, April 21

RULES AND GUIDELINES

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
  • Photography

Each entry must be original in concept, design and execution.

To express interest in the competition or to request more information, contact Pamela Gras at 318-840-0309 or pam.gras@mail.house.gov



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