Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional district. The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.
The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students in the 16th District. The over-all winner of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nation-wide. For the first time this year, Rep. Renacci’s office will award The People’s Choice award. Images of the artwork will be posted on Rep. Renacci’s Facebook page, and fans will have the opportunity to vote until April 21st at 5:00 pm. The student whose artwork receives the highest number of “likes” will be designated the winner of the People’s Choice award. The winner of the People’s Choice award along with the two finalists will have their artwork displayed in Rep. Renacci’s Wadsworth and Parma offices.
Artworks entered in the contest may be up to 28 inches by 28 inches (including the frame) and may be up to 4 inches in depth. it will be judget by an independent panel formed by proffessional artists.
The art work may be:
Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
Computer Generated Art
All entries must be original in concept, design and execution.
April 3rd and April 4th
Submissions must be delivered during the time periods indicated to one of the three designated locations:
Wadsworth District Office
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
1 Park Center Drive, Suite 302
Wadsworth, Ohio 44281
Parma District Office
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
7335 Ridge Road, Suite 2
Parma, Ohio 44129
Lynda Tuttle’s Art Center
April 3rd: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
April 4th: 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
209 6th St NW
Canton, OH 44702
Awards ceremony and reception
Brunswick Library, Sycamore Room South
3649 Center Road
Brunswick, Ohio 44212
- 2014 Congressional Art Competition Student Information and Release Form (02/07/14 04:20 PM PST)
- 2014 Congressional Art Competition Guidelines for Students and Teachers (02/07/14 04:18 PM PST)