The Congressional Art 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, which is open to high school students in each member’s congressional district. One piece is chosen from each district and displayed in a walkway between the House office buildings and the U.S. Capitol.
The 2009 Congressional Art Competition Reception was held June 24, 2009 in Washington, D.C. The winning entries from each district are posted below.



Click on a state or territory below to view the winning entries from each district. 

Alabama Kentucky Ohio
Alaska Louisiana Oklahoma
Arizona Maine Oregon
Arkansas Maryland Pennsylvania
California Massachusetts Puerto Rico
Colorado Michigan Rhode Island
Connecticut Minnesota South Carolina
Delaware Mississippi South Dakota
District of Columbia Missouri Tennessee
Florida Montana Texas
Georgia Nebraska Utah
Guam Nevada Vermont
Hawaii New Hampshire Virginia
Idaho New Jersey Virgin Islands
Illinois New Mexico Washington
Indiana New York West Virginia
Iowa North Carolina Wisconsin
Kansas North Dakota Wyoming


To view past art competitions, please click here.