Thank you for your interest in participating in the 2019 Congressional Art Competition!

One winning piece of artwork will be selected to be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington for the next year. The winner of the competition will also win two airline tickets to Washington, D.C. Runners-up will have their artwork displayed in Bustos’ Illinois offices and in her Washington, D.C. office. All students who submit artwork will also be invited to attend a showcase on May 4, 2019 in Peoria, IL. Stay tuned for more details! Please note that students are limited to one entry and any high school student from Illinois’ 17th Congressional District is eligible to participate. You can also learn more by clicking here.

Students who would like to participate must complete the following tasks before the April 11th deadline:

  • Review the rules and regulations for students and teachers by clicking here.
  • Submit a digital version of their art to In the subject line please include the student’s name and the title of their artwork. [FirstLast_ArtworkTitle]
  • Complete the full digital form below.