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This year’s Congressional Art Competition, An Artistic Discovery, an annual event that allows high school students from our region in Texas and across the country to showcase their artistic abilities.

Any high school student in Texas’s Eighteenth Congressional District is welcome to submit his or her artwork to Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee's office, 1919 Smith Street, Suite 229, Houston, TX 77002.

The winner of the competition will win two round-trip airline tickets to Washington, DC. In addition, the winner’s artwork will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol for a year.

The Congressional Art Competition allows Houston to showcase the talents of the creative middle school and high school students in the Eighteenth Congressional District of Texas. It provides an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for young artists to have their work hung in the U.S. Capitol for one year.

All high schools in the district are encouraged to participate.  The winner will be chosen by a panel of art experts and community leaders. When the winning artist is chosen, his or her artwork is displayed in the U.S. Capitol. In June, Congress will host a reception in Washington for winners from across the country. The winner will receive two round trip tickets to Washington D.C. to attend the reception.

Interested 9th – 12th grade students are encouraged to contact their principal, guidance counselor or art teacher. School staff and faculty should call Congresswoman Lee's Houston office for more information (713) 655-0050.

For the 2014 Congressional Arts Competition, participating schools are reminded that all entries must be received by April 28, 2014 and the winner will be notified on May 1.