February 25, 2022

Congressman Joe Neguse Announces 4th Annual Art Competition

Lafayette, CO— Today, Congressman Neguse announced the launch of his 4th annual Congressional Art Competition for students in the 2nd Congressional District. The Congressional Art Competition is meant to encourage creativity and is an opportunity for high school students to be recognized for their artistic talents not only within the Congressional District but in our nation's capital.

“We’re thrilled to launch the 2022 Congressional Art Competition for students across the 2nd Congressional District,” said Congressman Joe Neguse. “The creativity and talent showcased by the competition never fails to impress me, and I am looking forward to seeing this year’s submissions."

Submissions for the competition will be accepted through May 1, 2022, and can be emailed to Emma Marion at CO02.submissions@mail.house.gov. If you would like more information on the annual Congressional District Art Competition visit NeguseEvents.com. 

The overall winner of the 2nd District's competition will have their work displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will encompass the artwork from other contest winners nationwide.


The artwork must be two-dimensional. Each framed artwork can be no larger than 26 inches high, 26 inches wide, and 4 inches deep. If your artwork is selected as the winning piece, it must arrive in Washington, DC, framed. Even when framed, it must still measure no larger than the above maximum dimensions. No framed piece should weigh more than 15 pounds.

Accepted mediums for the two-dimensional artwork are as follows:

  • Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc
  • Drawings: colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal (It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)
  • Collages: must be two dimensional
  • Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints
  • Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
  • Computer-generated art
  • Photographs

Each entry must be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate 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. For more information on copyright laws, we recommend you visit here