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 winner of the competition will also win two airline tickets to Washington, D.C to see their artwork displayed in the Capitol. Runners-up will have their artwork displayed in Bustos’ Illinois offices and in her Washington, D.C. office for the next year. High school students from Illinois’ 17th Congressional District were eligible to submit their original artwork for consideration.

Help us pick the winning piece of artwork by voting for your favorite submission below. Voting is now open until Monday, April 30th at 4:00PM CST.  *One vote is allowed per person

You can view all of the submissions by clicking here.