PHOENIX, AZ — Young artists from Arizona’s ninth congressional district are encouraged to showcase their artwork and compete in the 2019 Congressional Arts Competition. Rep. Greg Stanton’s office launched the competition today, continuing the long-standing tradition. Since the first contest in 1982, the U.S. House of Representatives hosts the nation-wide high school arts contest each spring to recognize and promote the arts. More than 650,000 high school students have participated in the national competition. 
The winner will join artists from every U.S. congressional district on a free trip to Washington, D.C., to see their work displayed in the halls of the U.S. Capitol. They will also be honored by Stanton and other members of Congress at a reception on Capitol Hill. Finalists’ work will be displayed in Stanton’s district office.
Competition timeline:
April 1 —  Official 2019 Congressional Art Competition launch
April 30 — All entries must be delivered to Rep. Stanton’s District Office by 6 p.m. 
2944 N. 44th St., Ste. 150
Phoenix, AZ 85018
May 4 —  Finalists notified
May 6 —  Finalists to be recognized at a local reception, details to be released
May 8 — Winner announced 
Artwork must be two-dimensional, framed, and no larger than 26 inches high, 26 inches wide, and 4 inches deep.  Each entry must be original in concept, design and execution. 
Accepted mediums include: 
  • Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
  • Drawings: colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal (It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)
  • Collages: must be two dimensional
  • Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints
  • Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
  • Computer-generated art
  • Photographs
All entries must be submitted with a cover sheet with the artist’s contact information and a photograph of the piece of art. For questions, please call the Rep. Stanton’s district office at (602) 956-2463.
To determine if you are eligible to compete, confirm your congressional district here: