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Washington, D.C. – The Congressional Institute is pleased to announce the
opening of the 2024 Congressional Art Competition. The co-chairs for this year will
be Congresswoman Beth Van Duyne (R-TX-24) and Congresswoman Dina Titus

“For the last 43 years, the Congressional Art Competition has been a showcase for
the country’s best artistic talent. Established in 1982, and previously sponsored by
General Motors and the Public Governance Institute, the Congressional Institute
took over the bipartisan program in 2009, providing advice and logistical support
for the competition. Now in its 43rd year, more than 10,000 works of art have
been exhibited in the Cannon Tunnel to the U.S. Capitol.
The Congressional Institute is delighted to have Rep. Van Duyne and Rep. Titus as
this year’s co-chairs, with special thanks to our partnership with Southwest
Airlines, that has generously awarded each finalist with two tickets to travel to
D.C. for the awards ceremony.

This is truly an opportunity for the country to celebrate artists from across the

For more about the Congressional Art Competition click here.

“I’m honored to join Congresswoman Dina Titus in co-chairing this year’s
Congressional Art Competition and encouraging high school students from across
the country. This competition emphasizes the importance of the arts in our
community and celebrates the artistic diversity of students, giving them the
chance to have their artwork featured in the U.S. Capitol. I look forward to
working with Congresswoman Titus and the Congressional Institute to engage our
colleagues in this year’s art competition and celebrate our nation’s phenomenal
young artists.” said Congresswoman Van Duyne.

“The Congressional Art Competition is an incredible opportunity to recognize
talented high school students involved in the arts from around the country. I am
honored to join Congresswoman Beth Van Duyne and the Congressional Institute
to celebrate the arts which help students express themselves in creatives ways
while increasing an emotional and social understanding of the world. I applaud
the teachers and administrators working to cultivate continued growth of the arts
by encouraging the next generation of creative minds, and I look forward to seeing
this year’s submissions,” said Congresswoman Dina Titus.

About the Congressional Art Competition
The Congressional Art Competition is an officially sanctioned bipartisan event
designed to encourage the artistic talents of high school students from across the
country as they compete for an opportunity to have their artwork displayed in the
heart of the U.S. Capitol, viewed by millions of visitors each year. The competition
is sponsored annually by each Member of the U.S. House of Representatives and
the Congressional Institute.

Each Congressional office hosts its own competition for high school students in
their district using its own criteria. Once a winner is selected, their artwork is
displayed for 11 months in the Cannon Tunnel that leads into the U.S. Capitol – a
path frequented by Members of Congress, staff, and visitors from around the

To find out more about how to enter, link here.