Art Competition

Congressman Chip Roy is proud to announce that the 21st Congressional District will be participating in the 2019 Congressional Art Competition. This year’s theme is, “This is My Texas.” The winning artwork will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol.  

In accordance with competition policy, exhibits depicting subjects of contemporary political controversy or of gruesome nature are not allowed and will be disqualified.

All works of art must be submitted to sponsors by April 11th. Sponsors may deliver the artwork to district offices between April 15th and April 18th. Please contact the appropriate staff member to arrange pick-up or drop-off of the selected pieces. Winners will be announced no later than April 25th.

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 also featured on House.gov's Congressional Art Competition page.

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

Artwork entered in the contest may be up to 28 inches by 28 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. 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).

The rules, checklist, and release form for the competition are scheduled to be posted in early February on House.gov.

If you would like more information, the submission date to school art sponsors is April 11. If you do not have a school sponsor, please reach out to our office's contacts for the art competition: 

Maxie.tirella@mail.house.gov

830-896-0154

Bexar, Bandera, Kerr, Comal, and Real counties

 

Jordan Cook

Jordan.cook@mail.house.gov

512-871-5959

Travis, Hays, Blanco, Gillespie, and Kendall counties

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