Each Spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each Congressional district. Since the competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated. The 2016 winner was Annapolis Christian Academy student Stacia Johnson. Her piece, "A Midnight Stop" is hanging in the Cannon Tunnel, the walkway that connects the House office buildings with the US Capitol.
The 2016 winner, Stacia Johnston’s piece "A Midnight Stop" is displayed in the Cannon Tunnel to the Capitol with all the other 2016 winning entries.


Important Information/Dates

The artwork submission date for this year will be Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Your submission may be dropped off at either of Congressman Farenthold’s district offices (Corpus Christi District Office, 101 North Shoreline Blvd., Suite 300, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401 or the Victoria District Office, 5606 North Navarro, Suite 203, Victoria Texas 77904). If you would like to arrange the artwork to be picked up from your school, please call (361) 884-2222.

Each student is allowed to submit up to two pieces of artwork.

Below is the official paperwork relating to the contest.

Guidelines for Students and Teachers https://farenthold.house.gov/UploadedFiles/2017_Rules_for_Students_and_Teachers.pdf

Student Information/Release Form https://farenthold.house.gov/UploadedFiles/2017_Student_Release_Form.pdf

Art Submission Checklist https://farenthold.house.gov/UploadedFiles/2017_Art_Submission_Checklist.pdf

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact John Maldonado in my Corpus Christi District Office at (361) 884-2222.