Art Competition

Each spring, a nationwide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional district.

The 2017 Congressional Art Competition is now closed. Details on the 2018 Congressional Art Competition will be posted once they become available.

The annual Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students in the 8th District. The overall winner of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nationwide. 

Entries should be sent to Congressman Lynch’s Boston, Quincy, or Brockton District Offices and put to the attention of Araba Adjei-Koranteng.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Congressman Lynch’s office at (617) 428-2000

Art works entered in the contest may be up to 26 inches by 26 inches (including the frame) and may be up to 4 inches in depth. The art work may be:

  • Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
  • Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
  • Collage must be two dimensional
  • Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
  • Mixed Media
  • Computer Generated Art
  • Photography

All entries must be an original in concept, design and execution.  More information on the Congressional Art Competition can be found here.

The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.

Please the submit this form with any artwork submission. For more details on the rules, please review the 2017 Congressional Art Competititon rules for Students and Teachers