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Congressional Art Competition

The 2020 Congressional Art Competition has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This page will be updated as soon as a new submission deadline is available.
Please DO NOT attempt to deliver any artwork in the meantime.

Students interested in participating in the Congressional Art Competition can contact Jenny Herman in the Chicago office for more information. She can be reached at or by phone at (773) 267-5926.

Congressman Mike Quigley is excited to announce Milly Zhang, a student from Guerin College Prep, as the winner of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition for Illinois’ Fifth Congressional District. 

Milly Zhang, first place winner, with her piece, “Still Life,” at a reception at Fannie’s Café.

Zhang’s watercolor painting of a flower, “Still Life,” 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.