I am excited to announce the 2018 Congressional Art Competition. Across the country, high school students are submitting their most impressive pieces of art in hopes that their creations will earn the opportunity to be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building for a full year. It is my hope that you will take part in this wonderful opportunity and I look forward to showcasing the talents of students from Indiana's 9th District!


The 9th Congressional District’s 2018 art competition is open to high school students (grades 9-12) who reside in Indiana’s 9th Congressional District. Seventh and eighth graders can participate if the school houses grades seven through twelve on one campus.

Submissions should focus on the theme of ‘Traditions’ and students are permitted to submit up to two entries.

Artwork must be two-dimensional and must be framed before submission.

Accepted types of art include paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media, computer-generated art, and photographs.  It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings being fixed.

Each framed piece of artwork can be no larger than 26 inches high by 26 inches wide by 4 inches deep, including the frame. Framed artwork should weigh no more than 15 pounds. Framed works larger than 26” x 26” x 4” or over 15 lbs. will be turned away.

Each entry must be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate U.S. copyright laws.

The window for submissions will be between March 1st and April 11th and art will be on display for judging following the submission deadline. 

It is the responsibility of the student to deliver their piece(s) to one of Representative Hollingsworth’s district offices (321 Quartermaster Ct., Jeffersonville, IN 47130 or 720 Executive Park Dr. Ste. 3000B, Greenwood, IN 46143), either in person or by mail.  For schools with multiple entries, Rep. Hollingsworth’s staff may be able to arrange pick up and return of pieces. 

Four submissions will be selected as winners in this year’s competition. The Grand Prize winner will have their artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building. The Runner Up will have their artwork displayed in the Washington, D.C. office of Representative Trey Hollingsworth. The Third-Place winner will have their artwork displayed in the Jeffersonville office and Honorable Mention will have their artwork displayed in the Greenwood office.  All four winning pieces will be displayed for one year.

Should any questions arise, please contact the Jeffersonville Office at 812-288-3999 or use my online contact form. I look forward to having the privilege of viewing all of the wonderful artwork that Indiana's 9th District has to offer!

*A student release form and additional guidelines will be published on this page in February*

Be of good cheer,
Trey Hollingsworth
U.S. Representative, IN-09

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