The 2022 Congressional Art Competition is Now Open

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 our congressional district. Winning works are displayed for one year in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol.

The Office of Congresswoman Scanlon is pleased to announce the 2022 Congressional Art Competition. This year, our office will be accepting artwork from students, grades 9 through 12, who live in Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District from Monday April 18, 2022 until Friday April 29, 2022.

Rules and Regulation

Artwork must be two-dimensional. Each framed artwork can be no larger than 26 inches high, 26 inches wide, and 4 inches deep. If your artwork is selected as the winning piece, it must arrive in Washington, D.C. framed. Even when framed, it must still measure no larger than the above maximum dimensions. No framed piece should weigh more than 15 pounds.

Accepted mediums for the two-dimensional artwork are as follows:

  • Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.

  • Drawings: colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal (It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed)

  • Collages: must be two dimensional

  • Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints

  • Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.

  • Computer-generated art

  • Photographs


Artwork can be submitted in person at our district office during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or mailed:

Rita Waters

2501 Seaport Drive, BH230

Chester, PA 19103

Each entry must be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate U.S. copyright laws. For more information on copyright laws, visit the Scholastic website.

Read more about the requirements here.

There is no limit per school, but we are limiting submissions to one piece of artwork per student. Where to submit the artwork is to be announced. All artwork submissions must have a completed student release form upon submission.

If you have any questions, please email Carolyn Asher at or call our district office at 610-626-2020.

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