Art Competition

Submissions for the 2015 3rd Congressional District Art Competition are now being accepted through April 15 (extended from previously announced April 1 deadline). Students’ grades 9 through 12 are eligible to participate.

This event gives every high school student who attends school in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District the opportunity to share their artistic talents with the community.

Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in the 3rd Congressional District.

The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in the 3rd District. The over-all winner of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nation-wide.

All submitted artwork will be put on display in Pueblo, CO from April 20th – May 5th. A reception will be held on May 5th at 6 pm. in Pueblo at the Thatcher Building lobby, 503 N. Main Street. For information on where to send or drop-off your artwork, please submit the form below.

All entrants will receive a certificate of participation signed by Congressman Scott Tipton. First, second and third places will receive awards, and there will be honorable mentions for other submissions.

Artwork entered in the contest may be up to 28” x 28” (including the frame) and may be up to 4 inches in depth. The art work may be:

  • 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.)
  • Collage - must be two dimensional
  • Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
  • Mixed Media - use of more than two mediums
  • Photography

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All entries must be an original in concept, design and execution.

The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.

If you are interested in entering the annual Congressional District Art Competition please complete, sign and submit the following form:

PRINT: Form for Congressional Art Cometition

The completed form should be mailed with the eligible artwork to:

Office of Congressman Scott Tipton
ATTN: Brian McCain
503 N. Main St. #658
Pueblo, CO 81003

The form may also be hand delivered  along with the artwork to the nearest 3rd District Congressional Office in Grand Junction, Alamosa, Pueblo or Durango. Address information is available HERE.

If you have additional questions, please contact Brenda Felmlee, 3rd Congressional District Art Competition liaison, at 719-587-5105, or email: