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Congressional Art Competition

2018 Congressional Art Competition

Congressman David E. Price (NC-04) is excited to announce the opening of the 2018 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 during the evening of Tuesday, May 1, 2018. 

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 here.

Deadlines are as follows:

Wake County 

April 16 - 19th

United Arts of Raleigh and Wake County

410 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 170, Raleigh, NC 27603

Orange County 

April 16 -19th 

Orange County Arts Commission 

200 S Carmen Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278

Durham County 

April 2 - 6th

Durham Arts Council


Students or teachers with questions about the 2018 Arts Competition should contact Nadia Alston in Congressman Price’s office at or 919.859.5999.