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Congresswoman Joyce Beatty

Representing the 3rd District of Ohio

2016 Art Competition

2016 Congressional High School Art Competition Competition Guidelines

Who may enter?

The competition is open only to high school students in the 3rd Congressional District of Ohio.

Originality of Art

Each entry must be an original concept, design and execution and may not violate any U.S. Copyright laws.  Any entry which has been reproduced from an existing photo, painting or any other work produced by another person is a violation of the Competition Rules and will not be accepted.  An attached form must be signed by the teacher and the student to certify the originality of the art piece.  The final decision regarding suitability for exhibition in the Capitol will be made by a panel of qualified persons chaired by the Architect of the Capitol. 

Art work may be in the form of:

  • Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolors, etc.
  • Drawings: pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, markers
  • Collage: must be two-dimensional
  • Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints
  • Mixed media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, etc.


Piece must be two-dimensional.  No art work should exceed that which a

28-inch high, 28-inch wide, 4-inch deep frame would be able to accommodate.  Please strictly adhere to this guideline, as the winning piece must meet these specifications in order to be showcased in the Capitol. Please keep in mind that the winning piece will be viewed from approximately 10 feet away so small artwork may be disadvantaged.

Release Form

Please see the student release form that must be completed and turned in along with any art submitted to this year's competition.



Submissions can be turned in to 471 E. Broad Street, Suite 1100, Columbus, OH 43215 on weekdays from February 23-March 25 between 10am and 4pm. No submissions will be accepted after 4:00pm on March 25, 2016.

If you would like more information on the annual Congressional District Art Competition please submit the following form.

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