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Congressional Art Competition


The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students, grades 9-12, who either reside or attend school in Mississippi’s Fourth Congressional District.

The winner of the competition will have his or her artwork displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol.

The art competition is judged by a panel of established artists and art teachers from around the 4th Congressional District. 

Details: To be eligible, the actual art must be two-dimensional, framed, and can be no larger than 26”x26”x4" (26 inches high, 26 inches wide, and 4 inches deep). Even when framed, it must still measure no larger than the dimensions listed. If you win the competition, your artwork must be framed before shipping it to DC. Artwork cannot weigh more than 15 pounds.

  • Artwork must be original in concept, design and execution.
  • Artwork accepted mediums are as follows:
    • Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
    • Drawings: pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, markers
    • Collage: 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
  • Entries will be evaluated by a panel of judges from south Mississippi.

  • Second and third place entries will be displayed in Congressman Palazzo's district office(s) over the next year.
Submissions: The deadline to submit your work is 5:00 p.m. on April 27, 2022. The winners will be announced May 4, 2022.

Competition Rules
Competition Permission Form
A Guide to Copyright and Plagiarism 

For complete details and guidelines, students and education leaders should visit or call Congressman Palazzo’s office at (228) 864-7670.