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Art Competition

Each spring, the U. S. House of Representatives sponsors a nationwide arts competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the United States and in Minnesota's Fourth Congressional District. The 2020 Congressional Art Competition, "An Artistic Discovery," is open to all high school students either attending school in or residing in the Fourth Congressional District (Ramsey County and Washington County).

Due to the rapidly evolving situation with the coronavirus outbreak, we are moving the Congressional Art Competition to a DIGITAL FORMAT. The Saint Paul Spring Art Crawl has been cancelled and as a result we will not be showing the students’ work or hosting the recognition event on April 23, 2020.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Moving forward, we’ve extended the submission deadline: all entries must be submitted digitally no later than 4:30 PM on Friday, April 24, 2020. Digital images should be submitted as a JPEG clearly showing the entire work of art. Entries must be e-mailed to Only one submission per student is allowed. Complete guidelines and entry forms may be found below.

The winning entry from the Fourth District will be displayed as part of a national exhibit in the U.S. Capitol. The winner will also receive two free airline tickets to Washington, D.C. to attend the exhibit opening in June. Entries by the runners-up will be displayed in my congressional offices in Saint Paul and in Washington, D.C. NOTE: The Congressional Institute is carefully monitoring this evolving situation. Depending on travel protocols due to coronavirus, the winners’ reception in Washington, DC may be postponed until later this year. We will inform you immediately of any updates/changes.

Minnesota is a national arts leader, and this contest will allow the creativity and talent of Fourth District students to be recognized. 

Complete guidelines and the competition submission form are available for download below. Please contact my St. Paul office at 651-224-9191 with any questions.

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Printable Flyer with Digital Instructions

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Rules for Students & Teachers

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Student Release Form