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2023 Congressional Art Competition

Commemorating high school artists from Arizona’ 1st Congressional District

Thank you to all the talented high school students who participated in the 2023 Congressional Art Competition!  

This annual congressional competition, An Artistic Discovery, celebrates the artistic achievements of our nation’s high school students.  First place will be on exhibit in the U.S. Capitol for one year, second place will be displayed in my Washington D.C. office and third place will be featured in my local District Office.

Congratulations to this year’s winners!  

First Place:

Aila Conner 

Veritas Preparatory Academy 

“Me and My Grandfather”

Second Place:

Sophia Lin 

BASIS Scottsdale 


Third Place:

Callie Redman 

Chaparral High School 

“Kitty Cat”

Students who wish to participate next year can use the following information as a general guide when planning their artwork for spring 2024.


Artwork must be two-dimensional. Each framed artwork piece 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.

Only one entry is allowed per student, and 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 the Scholastic website.

All submissions must be made through the student’s high school art teacher.

To submit an entry, each student and high school art teacher must complete and sign a release form, and attach the first page to the back of their art piece. Please call my District Office at (480) 946-2411 with any questions.