Art Competition

Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our Congressional District. The winning entry from each district will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year.

The 2021 Congressional Art Competition is now open!

2021 Congressional Art Competition graphic

Congressman McEachin invites all high school students (grades 9-12), living or attending school in Virginia's fourth congressional district, to submit an original work of art for the 2021 Congressional Art Competition. 

Students should submit a high-resolution photo of their artwork and a completed Student Release and Information form via email to with the subject line "Art Competition" no later than 4:30PM Monday, April 26, 2021. Please see below for full competition rules and regulations and to download a release and information form.

Please contact Elizabeth Hardin at 804-486-1840 with any questions.  


2021 Rules for Students
2021 Student Release and Information Form
A Guide to Copyrighting