2020 Congressional *Virtual* Art Competition
Congressman Ruben Gallego invites all high school students in AZ-07 to be part of the 2020 Congressional *Virtual* Art Competition!
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.
This year, in light of the coronavirus outbreak and social distancing guidelines, the District 7 competition has been moved to a digital submission platform. Students can continue to create their works of art in their preferred medium. To submit their artwork for review, students must take a clear, well-lit photo of their work.
*New* Submission Deadline: Sunday, May 31st, at 11:59pm PT.
Media Accepted: All artwork must be original and two-dimensional, no larger than 26” x 26” x 4”.
- Drawing - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
- Painting - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
- Collage - must be two dimensional
- Mixed Media - use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
- Digital Art
- Print - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
Awards: A panel of artists and community members will judge the artwork submitted. Winners will be announced the week of June 1st. The overall winner of our district's competition will be displayed for a full year in a U.S. Capitol exhibit that includes artwork from other contest winners nationwide. Second and third place winners will be displayed for a year in the Congressman's Phoenix Office.
Submission Instructions: To submit their artwork for review, students must take a well-lit, high-resolution photo of their work. Only one full photo of the art is needed, but students may submit up to two additional ‘detail’ photos to highlight specific aspects of the piece.
Students must submit their information and artwork HERE.
Questions: Please call 602-256-0551 with questions or for more information.