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Congressman Dan Donovan

Representing the 11th District of New York


Art Competition

Each spring, the House of Representatives sponsors a nation-wide high school arts competition. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in Staten Island and South Brooklyn. This year's entries are due by May 5, 2016. The registration period concluded on May 5th.

The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in the 11th Congressional District. The winning artwork from our district will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol, together with winning submissions from every other Congressional District. 

Here is a summary of the competition rules:

Artwork entered in the contest may be up to 28 inches by 28 inches, may be up to 4 inches in depth, and not weigh more than 15 pounds. If your artwork is selected as the winning piece, it must measure no larger than the above maximum dimensions even with a frame.

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

All entries must be original in concept, design and execution and may not violate any 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. Work entered must be in the original medium (that is, not a scanned reproduction of a painting or drawing).

The rules, checklist, and release form for the 2016 competition are avaialble here.

The registration period is now closed, and artwork submissions are due by May 5th..

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