Congressman Ted Deutch is pleased to announce the 2016 Artistic Discovery Art Competition for high school students in Florida's 21st district. This competition is an annual contest sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives in which every congressional district selects a winning piece of artwork from a local high school student.
Rep. Deutch with the winner of the
2014 Art Competition.
The winner of this prestigious award will have his or her artwork hung on display for one year in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol. The winner will also receive two free plane tickets to Washington, DC in June 2016 for special events held in honor of Artistic Discovery winners from across America.
Important Dates and Forms
Students may submit a maximum of three pieces of artwork to Congressman Deutch's Boca Raton office at 7900 Glades Road, Suite 250, Boca Raton, FL by 5 pm on April 15, 2016.
Student Release Form - Please bring a completed copy of the student release form with the submitted artwork.
Label - Please attach the following label, or create a similar one of your own, to the back of each submitted piece of artwork.
In June, Congressman Deutch will welcome the winner and accompanying guest to Washington, DC for the national Artistic Discovery reception.
- All high school age students living in the 21st Congressional district are eligible to enter (call Darcy Farnan in Congressman Deutch's office to verify, 561-470-5440).
- Students must be currently enrolled in high school, or equivalent alternative, vocational, or private school.
- Artwork must be two-dimensional – no sculpture – but can be in virtually any medium, including paintings, drawings, collage, prints, mixed media, computer-generated, and photography.
- The artwork must be no larger than 28” by 28” to the outside dimensions of the frame, and no more than 4” in depth. Please note that the work, including frame cannot weigh more than fifteen (15) pounds. Work must be suitable to hang in the Capitol, but the decision about this suitability is made by the Capitol Architect. In accordance with this policy, exhibits depicting subjects of contemporary political controversy or a sensationalistic or gruesome nature are not allowed.
- The artwork must be original in design, concept and execution – the student and teacher must sign a form attesting to this originality. Student entrants must also sign a release form, which gives the Capitol permission to reproduce their work in conjunction with promotion of the art competition.
- Artwork will hang in the Capitol for the entire year of the exhibition and cannot be returned to students earlier, Students should therefore submit artwork they will not need for other purposes.
- Submissions should also be ready and able to hang (That means mounted or framed, or in some condition to be placed on a wall). Framing is not necessary for submission, but the winning work will eventually need to be framed. Students will be able to pick up their artwork after the show’s completion.