Virtual Congressional Art Competition

Now Announcing the winners of the 2021 Fourth District Virtual Congresional Arts Competition!

This year, my office held the 2021 Fourth District Virtual Congressional Arts Competition, part of a national competition for high school age art students. The winning student artist will have their work of art displayed in the U.S. Capitol, while the runners-up will have their works displayed in Congressman Price’s Washington D.C. and Durham District offices.  All participating students and their art teachers will be recognized by Congressman Price at a virtual reception. 

FIRST: Annette Seo, East Chapel Hill High School, Chapel Hill, NC 
Title of Entry: The Harmony of Sign Language
Art Teacher: Erin Stesch


Second: Baron Thornton, Hillside High School, Durham, NC
Title of Entry: Tranquility
Art Teacher: Wendell Tabb

Third: Ryan Kroothoep, Eno River Academy High School, Hillsborough, NC
Title of Entry: Sidewalk Memorial In Our Neighborhood
Art Teacher: Nikki Balderas


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

Submission Requirements:

  • Submissions must be no larger than 26 inches wide by 26 inches tall by 4 inches thick and weigh less than 15 pounds.
  • Review the 2021 Art Competition Rules and Regulations for students and teachers.
  • The application is now closed.

Students or teachers with questions about the 2021 Arts Competition should contact Anna Tilghman in Congressman Price’s office at anna.tilghman@mail.house.gov or 919.967.7924.