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The 2024's Congressional Art Competition submission deadline has passed.  We look forward to reviewing the submissions!

Congressman Comer invites all high school students in the First District to participate in the competition and submit their artwork.  For more information on the Congressional Art Competition, please see below as well as the Rules for Students and Teachers.  All students must submit the Student Release Form with their artwork to Congressman Comer’s Tompkinsville Office (200 North Main Street, Suite F, Tompkinsville, KY 42167) no later than Friday, April 26, 2024.  Entrants are required to pay for their own framing if selected as the winner and runner-up. 

Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our Congressional District.

The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in our District. The winning artwork of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will include the winning artwork from all participating districts from around the country. The winning artwork is featured on's Congressional Art Competition page. The first place winner, in addition to having their art hanging in the Capitol all year, will receive an invitation to attend a reception in Washington DC during the summer months. Past winners have also received additional benefits such as two roundtrip Southwest airline tickets to attend the reception and a $3,000 yearly scholarship to Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) or Tennessee Wesleyan College. More information on prizes for the winner will be released by the Congressional Art Competition in the coming weeks on their website.

The following is a summary of the Congressional Art Competition rules:

Artwork entered in the contest may be up to 26 inches by 26 inches, may be up to 4 inches in depth, and not weigh more than 15 pounds. If your artwork is selected as the winning piece, it must arrive framed and must still measure no larger than the above maximum dimensions.

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

All entries must be original in concept, design and execution and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws. Artwork may be no larger than 26" x 26" x 4" including the frame. It must also not weigh more than 15 lbs. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo or image (including a painting, graphic, or advertisement) that was created by someone other than the student is a violation of the competition rules and will not be accepted. Work entered must be in the original medium (that is, not a scanned reproduction of a painting or drawing). Entrants are required to pay for their own framing if selected as the winner and runner-up.

If you have any further questions, you can email/call Jason Tyler or Jenna Anderson – (202-225-3115) or (270-487-9509).

All entries are due by Friday, April 26 and can be mailed to or dropped off at Congressman Comer’s District Offices. Entries not received by April 26 will not be accepted.  Entrants are required to pay for their own framing if selected as the winner and runner-up. 

If dropping off to a distirct office, please call 270-487-9509 to schedule a drop off time.  Our office locations are:

200 North Main Street, Suite F, Tompkinsville, KY 42167

300 South 3rd Street, Paducah, KY 42003

67 North Main Street, Madisonville, KY 42431

141 North 3rd Street, Suite 5, Danville, KY 40422

Important Documents:

Rules for Student and Teachers

Student Release Form

Submission Checklist

2024 Congressional Art Competition Timeline:

April 26, 2024: Submission Deadline

May 2024: Winners Selected

June 2024: DC Reception for All 1st Place Winners (Subject to Change)