Congressional Art Competition


High school students living in the 4th Congressional District are invited to participate in the annual Art Contest hosted by
the U.S. House of Representatives. Enter your artwork for a chance to have it displayed in the United States Capitol for
an entire year.

-How to Enter-
Submit a completed Student Release Form with pictures of your art work to or you can mail everything directly to the
Biloxi office. Please label images with the name of the artist, type of medium, and the title of the piece.

Student Form & Image Due April 7, 2017
By entering online, you are agreeing to the terms detailed in the 2017 Art Student Release Form.

Student Information
Please review the following information:
2017 Art Rules for Students and Teachers
2017 Art Submission Checklist

The contest only accepts two-dimensional pieces no larger than 26” x 26” x 4”.
New: Each contestant is now allowed to submit a maximum of 3 pieces of art work.

Permitted Art Mediums
Paintings                               Mixed Media
Drawings                              Digital Art
Collages                               Photography

Teacher Information
Teachers are welcome to submit artwork on behalf of their students.
Step 1: Submit the completed the Student Release Form as instructed above.
Step 2: Email JPEG images of the artwork to
Or you can mail a CD with ALL artwork to the Biloxi District Office.

Teachers are welcome to request different methods of sharing content.

Please label the images with the student's name, school, title of artwork and medium.
1st Place Overall Winner

· Artwork to be displayed in the Capitol for a year

· Winner will be invited to attend the Congressional Art Competition Reception in Washington, DC in May

· Southwest Airlines will provide airfare for the winner and chaperon

2nd Place Overall Winner

· Artwork to be displayed in either the Biloxi or Hattiesburg District Office for a year
All participants will receive a certificate for participation and art will be featured in an Online gallery!!    

2016 Winner for Mississippi

Kaitlin Clark 
West Jones High School

Hon. Steven M. Palazzo 
District 4    

For more information, please either visit the official
Congressional Art Contest webpage or call Bridgette Jones at the Biloxi District Office at (228) 864-7670.