Congressional Art Competition

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson invites high school students across the second congressional district to enter the High School Congressional Art Competition. This annual competition encourages Idaho's aspiring student artists to showcase their talents to the public, while recognizing their achievements alongside hundreds of other students and members of Congress from across the country. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.

Students that enter the competition will have a chance to win a trip to Washington D.C. (COVID Permitting) to attend a special reception and see their artwork displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol Building. One grand-prize winner from Congressman Simpson’s district will be selected in May and sent to Washington, D.C. in June. The student, their parents, and the winning art teacher are usually flown to the Capital courtesy of Southwest Airlines. 

Find information on the Official Rules, Guidelines, and Deadlines HERE



2022 Art Contest Submissions