Bustos Announces 2020 Congressional Art Competition

Deadline to Submit Original Artwork is Thursday, April 9th

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) invited high school students from across Illinois’ 17th Congressional District to submit their original artwork for the annual Congressional Art Competition. Congresswoman Bustos will be accepting submissions through the deadline – which is Thursday, April 9 of 2020. Students are limited to only one entry.

“Every year, students from across our region display their incredible talents through the Congressional Art Competition,” Congresswoman Bustos said. “When I walk down the hall of the Capitol on the way to cast my vote, I point out the piece of art from our Congressional District to whomever I’m with. I’m always blown away by the creativity I see from our students and I look forward to reviewing this year’s artwork.”

Any high school student from Illinois’ 17th Congressional District is eligible to submit their original artwork for consideration. To enter, students must submit a digital form through Congresswoman Bustos’ website, and also send a digital version of their art to Artwork.Bustos@mail.house.gov. All entries will be posted online for the public to vote for the eventual winner. Students who submit artwork are also invited to attend a showcase on May 2nd. Details regarding the showcase will be released at a later date.

The Congressional Art Competition, first held in 1982, is a nationwide high school arts competition sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives. One winning piece of artwork from each House district will be selected to be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington for the next year. You can view last year’s winning artwork by Arlan Brannon-Sibley of Galesburg here.

The winner of the competition will also win two airline tickets to Washington, D.C. Runners-up will have their artwork displayed in Congresswoman Bustos’ Illinois offices and in her Washington, D.C. office. For further details on the Art Competition, including more information on how to enter, please visit Congresswoman Bustos’ website at https://bustos.house.gov/congressional-art-competition/.