The Congressional Art Competition is a way to recognize the talent of young artists here in South Carolina and across the nation.
Each year, the House of Representatives participates in a nation-wide high school arts competition sponsored by the Congressional Institute.
Artwork must be two-dimensional and represent this year's theme, The Palmetto State: Capturing the Spirit of South Carolina. Each framed artwork can be no larger than 26 inches high, 26 inches wide, and 4 inches deep. If your artwork is selected as the winning piece, it must be framed. Even when framed, it must still measure no larger than the above maximum dimensions. No framed piece should weigh more than 15 pounds.
Accepted mediums for the two-dimensional artwork are as follows:
- Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
- Drawings: colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal (it is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)
- Collages: must be two dimensional
- Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints
- Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc
Entries must be original in concept, design, and execution, and must be entered in the original medium (i.e. not a scan or copy of original work).
All submissions must be delivered to one of Joe Wilson's district offices in the Midlands or Aiken-Barnwell by close of business April 30, 2021.
For additional information, contact Jackson Gossett in the Midlands office of Representative Joe Wilson at 803-939-0041.