Gallagher Announces Opening of 2021 Congressional Art Competition

Posted on 3-03-2021

Calling NEW Students

Rep. Mike Gallagher today announced the 2021 Congressional Art Competition is now open to all high school students that live or attend school in Wisconsin’s 8th District. The Congressional Art Competition is an annual event hosted by the Congressional Institute that highlights the artistic talent of high school students across the country. This year marks the 41st anniversary of the competition.

“The Congressional Art Competition ensures everyone who visits the U.S. Capitol has the opportunity to see the outstanding talent of Northeast Wisconsin students,” said Rep. Gallagher. “Every year, students from across the Eighth District impress me with their skills, and I’m looking forward to seeing their creativity shine through in this year’s submissions.”

This year’s competition in the 8th District will be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Students will submit all artwork virtually, and once the deadline for submissions closes, participants will have their art displayed in an online exhibit hosted by the Trout Museum before winners are selected in the spring by a committee of local artists.

The winning piece of artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building for one year, and the next two runners-up will have their artwork displayed in Rep. Gallagher’s District and D.C. offices.

Artwork entered in the contest may be up to 26 inches by 26 inches, may be up to 4 inches in depth, and not weigh more than 15 pounds. If your artwork is selected as the winning piece, it must arrive framed and must still measure no larger than the above maximum dimensions. The deadline for this year’s competition is April 30th, 2021.

Accepted artwork includes:

Paintings – oil, acrylics, and watercolor
Drawings – pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
Collages – must be two dimensional
Prints – lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
Mixed Media – use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
Computer-generated art

Please visit Rep. Gallagher’s website for more information. If you have further questions regarding the competition or would like to receive a link to upload submissions, please contact Pauline Meyer in Rep. Gallagher’s office at 920-301-4500.