Congressional Art Competition

The Application for the Spring 2018 Competition is now closed.

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 Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students (9-12th grade) who either reside or attend school in the 33rd District. All student participants will receive a participation prize. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will also receive a scholarship. Additionally, 1st place will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol as part of a larger exhibit and receive a trip to Washington D.C. to be recognized at an annual awards ceremony in June, 2nd place will be displayed for one year in the Member's Washington office, and 3rd place will be displayed in the Member's District office for one year.

The exhibit in Washington will include the winning artwork from all participating districts from around the country. The winning artwork is also featured on's Congressional Art Competition page.

If you would like more information on the Congressional Art Competition, please contact Aurelia Friedman at or (323) 651-1040.

2018 Congressional Art Competition Results:

1st Place: Christine Kim, “Who’s Manns?” | Grade 12 , Beverly Hills High School

2nd Place: Brandy Hwang, “The Last One” | Grade 12, West High School

3rd Place: Gabriel Le Neveu, “Homes” | Grade 11, Redondo Union High School

Honorable Mentions:

Painting: Madison Brooks, “Subconscious” | Grade 12, Redondo Union High School

Drawing: Esther Shin, “Stop Crying” | Grade 12, West High School

Photography: Joey Choe, “Now or Never” | Grade 11, Santa Monica High School

Mixed Media: Alanna Tran, “Seated Self” | Grade 12, West High School

Other: Sophia Lopez, “Sheltered Life” | Grade 11, Palos Verdes High School

Member’s Choice: Beaudry Medina, “In Our Hands” | Grade 11, Fairfax Senior High School

Photos for the 2018 Congressional Art Competition can be found here: