Rep. Schneider Invites Students to Participate in 2020 Congressional Art Competition via New Virtual Format

May 19, 2020
Press Release
Online submissions by area high school students due by May 26, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Today, Congressman Brad Schneider invited Tenth District students to participate in the annual Congressional Art Competition, which is being held this year via a new virtual format.

Area high school students are encouraged to submit outstanding pieces of art they have created in the past year, which will be judged by a panel of local educators and artists. The theme for this year’s contest is the U.S. motto, “E Pluribus Unum” (meaning “Out of Many, One”). Students are encouraged to interpret the theme however they chose and submit artwork that reflects their interpretation.

This year, submissions must be completed online at Students should continue to create artwork in their preferred medium and upload high-resolution, well-lit photos of their projects (there is a 35 MB limit to photo uploads).

The deadline to submit artwork for the competition is Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

Due to COVID-19 school closures, the competition rules were modified to allow both teachers and students to submit student artwork directly. Additionally, the restriction was lifted on five pieces of artwork per school. There is now a maximum of one submission per student, regardless of school.

The winning submission will be exhibited in the U.S. Capitol for a year.  The second and third place pieces will be displayed in the Congressman’s District and Washington D.C. offices, respectively.

The first prize winner will also receive two round-trip airline tickets to Washington, DC and have the opportunity to attend the Congressional Art Competition award ceremony. At that ceremony, our district’s winner will see their winning artwork hung in the Capitol and be joined by other first prize entries from other congressional districts across the country. 

Additional information, including important guidelines for submissions, is available on Congressman Schneider’s website.