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.

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's Congressional Art Competition page.


2024 entries must be submitted by the week of April 1-5, 2024. 


2024 Congressional Art Competition Rules and Regulations

2024 Congressional Art Competition Student Submission Form


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

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