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2017 Congressional Art Competition

Since 1982, Members of the U.S. House of Representatives have hosted the annual Congressional Art Competition, a contest that enables high-school students from across the nation to demonstrate their artistic talents before a global audience.

Students have two options to enter. The first is the National Congressional Art Competition, in which the winning piece will be chosen by a panel of judges from the Louisville arts community. The winning piece will hang in the halls of the U.S. Capitol for one year. Students must be willing to part with pieces entered in this competition for the duration of the year, should they win.

Students may also enter the Community Choice Competition, in which Louisvillians will choose the winner online, via Yarmuth.house.gov. The winning artist will have the option of displaying his or her work in Congressman Yarmuth's District Office for as long as one year.

Details for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition will be announced soon.