Rep. Schneider Invites Students to Participate in 2021 Congressional Art Competition

February 24, 2021
Press Release
Online submissions from area high school students due April 16, 2021

WASHINGTON – Congressman Brad Schneider encourages Tenth District students to participate in the annual Congressional Art Competition, which is being held virtually this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The theme for this year’s contest is “Unity.”


Area high school students are invited to submit a piece of art they have created in the past year, which will be judged by a panel of local educators and artists. Students are encouraged to interpret the theme of “Unity” creatively and submit artwork that reflects their personal interpretation.


Submissions can be sent in online here. 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 Friday, April 16, 2021 at 5:00 pm.


“The Congressional Art Competition decorates the halls of Congress each year with representation from every corner of the United States. This year more than ever, students’ works will serve to cleanse our workplace and our politics. I’m looking forward to reviewing the many remarkable entries interpreting this year’s theme ‘Unity,’” said Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10).


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


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.


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