Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

Announcing the 2019 Art Competition

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April 2, 2019

Dear Friend,

San Diego high school students are invited to enter the 2019 Congressional Art Competition. Artists can submit original pieces for the chance to win and have their art displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.

Art Comp 2019

As a former board member of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and a leader in the Murals of La Jolla effort, I know the arts add character to communities and build creativity, collaboration, and confidence in students. 

I hope the Art Competition encourages students to explore their creativity in a way that will foster a lifelong love of the arts.

How to Enter

Students are encouraged to create original artwork according to the following guidelines:

Entries can be no larger than 26” x 26” x 4” when framed. Artwork must be original in concept, design, and execution.

Artwork may be:

  • Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
  • Drawings: colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal (It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)
  • Prints: lithographs, silk screen, block prints
  • Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
  • Collages (must be two dimensional)
  • Computer-generated art
  • Photographs

Visit our website for more details and a complete list of rules and regulations.


Artwork must be dropped off at my San Diego office by Friday, April 19th, 2019 at 4:00pm

Get directions here.

Contact my San Diego office with questions at 858-455-5550. I look forward to seeing this year's submissions and the artistic talent of young artists.