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Art Competition

An Artistic Discovery is the annual nationwide Congressional High School Art Competition initiated by members of Congress in their respective districts. Since the competition was first founded in 1981 nearly 4,500 local contests have been conducted that have involved more than 650,000 high school students. Each member of Congress brings the overall winning entry from their local district competitions back to Washington, D.C. to be displayed in the corridor leading to the United States Capitol for one year. The contest is open to all high school students in the 23rd Congressional District. Students who are interested in submitting artwork may contact Kati McKeown in the Bakersfield office.

To learn more about the 2020 Congressional High School Art Competition, please review further information and guidelines. Additionally, participants will need to complete and submit the student release form with all artwork.

Students are limited to one entry. Send a high resolution photo of your piece to as well as a photo of your completed release form (front and back) by Monday, May 11, 2020. Teachers are not required to sign the release form. The winner will be announced by May 18th and all artwork will be displayed on a digital gallery on this website. 


Congrats to 2020 Winner, Lily Kreiger!

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 Lil' Pardner