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Congressional Art Competition

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.

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.

Previous Congressional Art Competition Winners

Congressman Mike Quigley is excited to announce Amy Dong from Hinsdale High School, as the winner of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition for Illinois’ Fifth Congressional District. 

Amy Dong won first place for her oil painting, titled “Claudia Della Sicillia.”

See her painting below.

winner

Dong's oil painting will hang in the United States Capitol complex for the following year.

 

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors the Congressional Art Competition, a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.