Congresswoman Bustos Accepting Final Submissions for 2018 Congressional Art Competition

Deadline is Thursday, April 12th, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) reminds high school students across Illinois’ 17th Congressional District to submit their original artwork for the annual Congressional Art Competition by Thursday, April 12, 2018. There is a limit of one entry per student.

“Every year, I’m blown away to see such incredible artwork from students across the 17th Congressional District and I am looking forward to seeing what they do in this year’s Congressional Art Competition,” said Congresswoman Cheri Bustos. “The Congressional Art Competition is a great opportunity for students’ work to be displayed for thousands of Americans to see in the United States Capitol. I’m honored to help share the work of these amazing young artists from our community with the world.”

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 All entries will be posted online for the public to vote for the eventual winner.

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.

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.

For further details on the Art Competition, including more information on how to enter, please visit Congresswoman Bustos’ website at