Students in 21st District, which includes St. Lawrence Cty., sought to enter congressional art contest
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 5:32 pm

Submissions are being accepted through April 26 for the 2019 Congressional Art Competition for New York’s 21st District. The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students in northern New York’s District 21.

“Each year, I look forward to receiving dozens of incredible pieces of art from the students in my district for the Congressional Art Competition,” said Congresswoman Elise Stefanik. “This competition is an amazing opportunity for students to display their artistic prowess and creativity. As co-chair of the Arts Caucus, I will always work to empower young people to showcase their personalities through their artistic expression. The winner of the Congressional Art Competition will have their artwork on display in the United States Capitol for an entire year for elected officials, dignitaries, and tourists from around the world to see.”

Artwork entered in the contest must be original in execution, may be up to 26 inches by 26 inches, 4 inches in depth and cannot weigh more than 15 pounds. The 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; collages: must be two dimensional; prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints; mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.; computer-generated art or photographs

Art submissions along with a Congressional release form must be submitted to one of Congresswoman Stefanik’s district office locations no later than April 26. For a full list of rules, visit