Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

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Art Competition


Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are asking all Congressional Art Competition participants to email a picture of their artwork and all needed release forms to

Thank you in advance.

The deadline date has been moved from April 16th to May 7th. Please submit your artwork before May 7th at 4:00 PM.


San Diego High School students are invited to enter the Congressional Art Competition for a chance to have their artwork hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year.


The Congressional Art Competition, An Artistic Discovery, is open to all high school students in the 52nd Congressional District. The Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.

As a former board member of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and a leader in the Murals of La Jolla effort, I am excited about our seventh year of providing this amazing opportunity. It is a chance to celebrate and showcase the artistic talent and creativity of students in San Diego, Coronado, and Poway, and also encourage students to explore their creativity in a way that will foster a lifelong love of the arts.

I asked local leaders in San Diego's arts community to serve on the judging panel to select this year’s winner - who will be invited to spend a day with me in Washington, D.C. This trip will celebrate the unveiling of the student artwork exhibition where his or her piece will be hung in our nation's Capitol for one year.

If you have any questions about the competition or submission guidelines please contact my San Diego office at 858-455-5550.

2020 Art Competition

We are now accepting submissions for the 2020 Congressional Art Competition! We welcome any students who live or attend a school within California's 52nd Congressional district to submit their artwork. 

The submission deadline for this year's Congressional Art Competition is May 7th, at 4:00 PM.  

To enter, artwork must be brought with a completed release form to our District Office:

4350 Executive Drive, Suite 105
San Diego, CA 92121
Artwork may be dropped off by someone other than the student. Dimensions of artwork submissions may not exceed 26" x 26" x 4" if and when framed.

Please view the helpful documents below that outline 2020 Art Submission requirements and guidelines:

2020 Art Submission Checklist

Student Release Form

A Guide to Copyright and Plagiarism


2019 Winner

View all the 2019 submissions here 

Pallavi Murthy
At the Community Garden