Congratulations to Charisse Qin from Desert Vista High School, winner of the 2023 AZ-04 Congressional Art Competition! Their piece Savory Treats, pictured above, will hang in the halls of the U.S. Capitol for one year. The exhibit in Washington includes artwork from other contest winners nationwide.

Congressman Stanton’s office is currently accepting artwork submissions from eligible high school students. The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students who live in the 4th Congressional District. All student’s artwork should be brought directly to our District Office at 1220 S Alma School Road, Ste. 209 Mesa, Arizona 85210 by 5 PM on Monday, April 22nd.

The Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.

The artwork for the Congressional Art Competition must adhere to the following requirements:

  • Artwork must be two-dimensional

  • Artwork can be no larger than 26 inches high, 26 inches wide, and 4 inches deep, including the frame.

  • No framed piece should weigh more than 15 pounds.  

  • Accepted mediums for the two-dimensional artwork are as follows:

  • Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.

  • Drawings: colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal (It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)

  •  Prints: lithographs, silk screen, block prints

  •  Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.

  •  Collages (must be two dimensional)

  • Computer-generated art

  • Photographs

  • Each entry must be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate U.S. copyright laws. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo or image (including a painting, graphic, or advertisement), that was created by someone other than the student is a violation of the competition rules and will not be accepted.

  • Work entered must be in the original medium (that is, not a scanned reproduction of a painting or drawing).

  • For more information on copyright laws, we recommend you visit the Scholastic website:

  • Any artwork that does not meet these requirements will not be accepted.
You must complete and submit the student information and release form with your entry. Please also carefully review this guide discussing plagiarism and copyright.