Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our Congressional District.

The theme for this years' competition is "Nature of the World" and is open to all high school students in our District. The winning artwork of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will include the winning artwork from all participating districts from around the country. The winning artwork is also featured on House.gov's Congressional Art Competition page.

2022 Art Competition Winners

1st Place: “Historic Sinclair on McCart Avenue” By Sarah Coleman, Keller High School

Medium: Oil on Canvas

2nd Place: "Things We Can't Hold Onto” By Jacquelyn Salee-Blance, Don R. Daniel Ninth Grade Campus

Medium: Charcoal on Canvas

3rd Place: “Dancing Flames”, By Ellie Sinnott, Trinity Valley School

Medium: Photography

4th Place: “San Antonio”, By K. Harfoot, Brock High School

Medium: Acrylic Paint

5th Place: “Frog with Colorful Designs”, By Angel Melendez, Arlington Heights High School

Medium: Acrylic Paint

Congresswoman's Choice: “Beyond the Yellow Brick Road”, By Belle Galvez, Western Hills High Schools

Medium: Acrylic Paint

Congressional Art Competition Entry Forms:

Deadline to submit artwork is April 15th, at 5:00 PM.

If you would like more information on the annual Congressional District Art Competition, including this year's dates and deadlines, please contact my office at (817)-338-0909.

The following is a summary of the Congressional Art Competition rules:

Artwork entered in the contest may be up to 26 inches by 26 inches, may be up to 4 inches in depth, and not weigh more than 15 pounds. If your artwork is selected as the winning piece, it must arrive framed and must still measure no larger than the above maximum dimensions.

  • Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
  • Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers (It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)
  • Collages - must be two dimensional
  • Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
  • Mixed Media - use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
  • Computer-generated art
  • Photography

All entries must be original in concept, design and execution and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo or image (including a painting, graphic, or advertisement) that was created by someone other than the student is a violation of the competition rules and will not be accepted. Work entered must be in the original medium (that is, not a scanned reproduction of a painting or drawing).