Congressional Art Competition deadline is April 22

Education By Linda Trischitta, Editor Wednesday, April 3, 2024

     U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Miami, is accepting submissions for the annual Congressional Art Competition.

     The deadline is April 22 and winners will be chosen May 8.

     The competition is for high school students, but 7th and 8th graders’ work would be accepted for consideration if their school is within the district and it shares a campus with upper classes.

     The Congressional Institute sponsors the nationwide competition. Professors or artists may choose the winning works, which will be displayed for a year in the Cannon Tunnel at the U.S. Capitol and celebrated at an awards dinner in Washington, D.C.

     Submissions must be original and created by a single student.  Art teachers from their school should submit student work for the contest. 

      If the art is eventually framed, the frame cannot be larger than 26 inches by 26 inches and four inches deep. 

     Also, the framed piece may not weigh more than 15 pounds.

     Entries may be oil, acrylic or watercolor paintings; drawings made with colored pencils, pencil, ink, marker and pastels and charcoal; two- dimensional collages; lithograph, silk screen or block prints; mixed media of more than two mediums, computer generated art and photographs.

     For more information go to: or email

     Send artwork to U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart’s local office, 8669 NW 36th St., Suite 100, Doral, FL 33166.