Art Competition

Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our Congressional District. This year, Congressman Dan Meuser is looking for the best high school artists in Pennsylvania’s 9th District to share their artwork for a chance to have it displayed in the United States Capitol for one year. Our office is currently accepting submissions for the 2021 competition.

The competition is free for participants. The district-wide winner will have their artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. Students’ artwork will be judged by a panel of art experts on their artistic ability, and creativity, and the artwork’s relation to and reflection of Pennsylvania. All high school students (grades 9-12) in the 9th Congressional District are invited to submit their artwork to one of my Pottsville District Office by appointment before April 23.

Information about the Congressional Art Competition  
Rules and Regulations  |  Student Release Form

Artwork Guidelines 

  • No larger than (h) 26” x (w) 26” x (d) 4”, incl. frame
  • Weigh no more than 15 pounds
  • Must be in its original medium, not scanned
  • Acceptable media include:
    • Painting
    • Drawing
    • Print
    • Computer-generated
    • Mixed media
    • Collages (two-dimensional)
    • Photographs
  • Entries must be original in concept and execution, and may not violate U.S. copyright laws 

Drop-off Locations

All entries must be submitted before April 23. Drop-offs are by appointment only, Monday-Friday 10am-4pm. Appointments may be made by calling our Pottsville office at 570-871-6370.


Important Dates 

April 23   Submissions due

May 10     Winner will be notified

TBD        Winners’ Reception and Unveiling at the U.S. Capitol in Washington