Congressional Art Competition

2013 Winning Artist Sierra Manesh

Click HERE to view photos from last year's district ceremony

U.S. Representative Paul Broun, M.D.

2014 Congressional Art Competition
General Guidelines

The competition is open to high school students enrolled in grades nine through twelve, whose home or school lies within the Tenth District of Georgia.
  1. Artwork must be two-dimensional and protected by either a frame or matting.
  2. Each framed piece can be no larger than 28” x 28” x 4” (28 inches high, 28 inches wide, and 4 inches deep). If your artwork is selected as the winning piece, it will be required to be framed and must still adhere to the size guidelines.  Artwork cannot weigh more than 15 lbs.
  3. Only one entry per student
  4. All artwork must fall within one of the following categories:
    • Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolors, etc.
    • Drawings: colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal (It is recommended that
      charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)
    • Collage: must be two dimensional
    • Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints
    • Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
    • Computer Generated Art
    • Photography
  5. No sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, weaving/ fabrics, stained glass or 3-D artwork
  6. A TYPED copy of the Student Release form, signed by both the teacher and the student, must be attached to the back of the artwork to certify the originality of the piece. In addition, a second copy of the form should be handed in at the time of submission.
  7.  Students should register by sending an email containing his or her name, school, and home address to Jessica.Hayes@mail.house.gov no later than Tuesday, March 11th.  
  8. All entries must be submitted to Congressman Broun’s Athens and Milledgeville offices or one of the following drop-off sites by Tuesday, April 1st:  Thomson-McDuffie Chamber of Commerce, Washington County Chamber of Commerce, or Madison-Morgan Chamber of Commerce.  
  9. Each entry must be original in concept, design and execution and must not violate any U.S. Copyright Laws. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo (not the student’s own), painting, graphic, advertisement, or any other work produced by another person is a violation of the competition rules and will not be accepted.
  10. The winning artwork will hang in the Capitol for the entire year of the exhibition and cannot be returned to students earlier. Students, therefore, should submit artwork they will not need for other purposes.
  11. The final decision regarding suitability for the exhibition in the capitol will be made by a panel of qualified persons chaired by the Architect of the Capitol.

Please fill in the below student release form, "right click" on the form and hit print, and attach it to the back of the artwork: