Congressional Art Competition

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) is now accepting submissions from all high school students in the Third Congressional District of Illinois for the 2020 Congressional Art Competition.

The winning entry will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.  Runners-up will have their artwork displayed prominently in Congressman Lipinski's offices for one year.

All submissions must include the Student Information and Release Form.

Submission Guidelines:

·         All artwork must be two-dimensional

·         Each piece can be no larger than 26” x 26” x 4” including the frame

·         If the winning piece is not framed, the artist will be required to frame the artwork within the sizing guidelines

·         Artwork cannot weigh more than 15 pounds

·         Each entry must be completely original and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws

·         Winning artwork will be on display in Washington for one year and will not be available to be returned to the winner during that period

·         Accepted media for artwork are as follows:

o   Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.

o   Drawings: pastels, colored pencil, pencil charcoal, ink, markers

o   Collages: must be two dimensional

o   Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints

o   Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.

o   Computer-Generated Art

o   Photographs

Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, to protect the health of staffers and students, artwork will be accepted electronically this year. The submission date has also been extended. Submissions may include scans or high-resolution photos of the artwork. Measurements and weight must be included with the submission. Submissions must be sent in a .PNG, .JPG, or .PDF file format with the Student Release Form file. Electronic submissions may be sent to by Monday, May 11, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact the Congressman’s Chicago office at (773) 948-6223, or go online to

2020 Congressional Art Competition Student Release Form (02/25/2010:59 AMET )
2020 Congressional Art Competition Rules for Students & Teachers (02/25/2010:59 AMET )
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