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 2019 competition.

The competition is free for participants. The district-wide winner will have their artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year and will be invited to Washington for a Winners’ Reception with Congressman Meuser, the other nationwide winners, and a guest of their choice. 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 District Offices before April 26.

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 26 at 5:00pm

Pottsville District Office

March 18 – April 26


9:00am – 5:00 pm


121 Progress Avenue

Suite 110

Pottsville, PA



Palmyra District Office

April 22-25 | 9am-4pm


1044 E. Main Street

Palmyra, PA


April 23 | 9am-4pm


Rep. David Millard’s Office

1000 Market St, Ste. 39

Bloomsburg, PA


April 16 | 9am-4pm


Rep. Doyle Heffley’s Office

2681 State Route 903, Unit 3

Albrightsville, PA

*Stay tuned for information about a Berks County office location that will be opening soon.*


 Important Dates 

April 26     Submissions due

May 8        Winner will be notified

June 24      Winners’ Reception and Unveiling at the U.S. Capitol in Washington