Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ron Kind is encouraging high school students in Wisconsin’s Third Congressional District to participate in the 2022 Congressional Art Competition. The deadline for submitting artwork is March 25, 2022.

“I want to remind students that the 2022 Congressional Art Competition is open and that the deadline is approaching soon,” said Rep. Ron Kind. “Each year, our students create amazing works of art and it’s always great to see the talent of WI-03 students showcased in the Capitol. I encourage all high schoolers across the district to participate in this year’s competition.”

The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 as an opportunity for Members of Congress to recognize and encourage students’ artistic talent. Since then, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.

The first place entry will hang for a year in the U.S. Capitol along with the works of other student artists from across the country. The second place entry will be displayed in Rep. Kind’s Washington, D.C. office, and the third and fourth place pieces will be displayed in Rep. Kind’s La Crosse and Eau Claire offices.

The submission deadline is March 25, 2022 and only one entry is allowed per student. Accepted mediums for the two-dimensional artwork are:

  • 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

To learn more about rules, guidelines, and how to enter, students can visit https://kind.house.gov/2022-congressional-art-competition.


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