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Congressional Art Competition

2019 Congressional Art Competition

Congressman David E. Price (NC-04) is excited to announce the opening of the 2019 Fourth District Congressional Arts Competition, part of a national competition for high school age art students. The winning student artist will have his or her work of art displayed in the U.S. Capitol, while the runners-up will have their works displayed in Congressman Price’s Washington, DC and Fourth District offices.  All participating students and their art teachers will be recognized by Congressman Price at a reception this spring. 

Students are encouraged to submit two-dimensional, original works in the following media:

·         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

·         Photographs

Submissions must also be no larger than 26 inches wide by 26 inches tall by 4 inches thick and weigh less than 15 pounds. Students must also fill out a release form and review the official rules. More information can be found by contacting Nadia Alston in my Raleigh office via email at or by calling 919.859.5999.  See here for: Rules and Regulations, Student Information and Release Form, and Art Submission Checklist.

You may also go to for official rules.

Deadlines are as follows:


February 26th & 27th (8:30-4:00); March 1st & March 4th (8:30-6:00)

United Arts of Raleigh and Wake County

410 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 170, Raleigh, NC 27603


February 26th – March 4th

Orange County Arts Commission 

200 S Carmen Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278


February 26th – March 4th

Durham Arts Council

120 Morris Street

Durham, NC 27701


Students or teachers with questions about the 2019 Arts Competition should contact Nadia Alston in Congressman Price’s office at or 919.859.5999.