2023 Congressional Art Competition Opens

March 27, 2023

Congressman Jeff Duncan invites high school students in South Carolina’s Third District to submit their artwork in the 2023 Congressional Art Competition.

The purpose of the nationwide high school visual art competition is to recognize and encourage artistic talent. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.

How does it work?

Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.

All entries must meet the following criteria:

  • Be two-dimensional
  • Be no larger than 26 inches wide by 26 inches tall by 4 inches thick when framed
  • Not weigh more than 15 pounds, including frame
  • Be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws.

Important Information and Deadlines

Submission Deadline: April 28, 2023

Mail artwork to:

Congressman Jeff Duncan’s Office
Attn: Mario Starace
303 West Beltline Blvd
Anderson, SC 29625

All submissions must include the student release form. Please see the rules for students and teachers attachment for additional details. If you have any questions,  contact Mario Starace in Congressman Duncan’s Anderson office at (864) 224-7401 or [email protected].

An online gallery of last year’s artwork and more information about the competition (including required forms) can be found here.

Photo: 2022 District Three winning art – Treasure Room by Emily Bridgeman