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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 airfare to Washington D.C. 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 April and sent to Washington, D.C. in June. The student and a parent are usually flown to Washington DC.

To find information on the Official Rules, Guidelines, and Deadlines for the 2024 Congressional Art Contest, follow this LINK. Please find the 2024 Congressional Art Competition Student Release Form HERE.

2023 Art Contest Submissions