Art Competition

2020 Congressional Art Competition

If you have questions about the competition, please contact Patrice Campbell at or 847-383-4870.


Important dates:

  • April 22th- Artwork due – Please drop off at the following Rep. Schneider office locations
    • Lincolnshire (111 Barclay Blvd, Suite 200, Lincolnshire, Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm)
    • Waukegan (100 N Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085, Tues 12:30-5:00pm, Wed 8:30am-5:00pm)
    • Round Lake Park (433 E Washington Street, Round Lake Park, IL 60073, Mon 8:30am-4:00pm, Tues 8:30am-12:00pm)
  • May 5th- 5:30-6:30pm: Congressional Art Competition Reception at College of Lake County



This year’s theme is “From Many, One” which in Latin reads “E Pluribus Unum”. Students are encouraged to interpret the theme however they chose and submit artwork that reflects their interpretation.



  • Schools can submit no more than five works of art.
  • Student artists must live in Illinois’s 10th Congressional District. PLEASE look up your student’s district and make sure your student lives in IL10:
  • We encourage artwork to be framed. This ensures the piece will not be damaged and allows for easier transportation. If this is not possible, artwork should at least be matted.
  • Artwork cannot be no larger than 26 inches high, 26 inches wide, and 4 inches deep
  • Each entry must be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate U.S. copyright laws.
  • Read the PDF icon2020 Rules for Teachers and Students


The winning entry will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year.  The 2nd and 3rd 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 courtesy of Southwest Airlines 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 the other 434 Congressional Districts. 


About the Competition:

Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our Congressional District.

The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in our District. The winning artwork of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will include the winning artwork from all participating districts from around the country. The winning artwork is also featured on's Congressional Art Competition page.


2020 Forms and Documents:


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