Art Competition

Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional district.

Any student in grades 9-12, who is residing or attending school in the 7th District, is eligible to participate in the competition.  Those who wish to participate must fill out the attached “Student Information and Release Form.”  

  • Please note that the form must be signed by the student, art teacher, and parent and should be affixed to the artwork submitted.  Without this form filled out entirely, the artwork cannot be considered in the competition.  Please send only one submission per student. 
  • The forms are available here.
  • Additional information and guidelines can be found here.

The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students in the 7th District. 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.

  • The deadline for the 2020 Congressional Art Competition is April 22nd, 2022 at 4PM.
  • Submissions will be judged by the Ashland University Art Department.
  • The artists of the top ten submissions will be invited to a reception with Congressman Gibbs
If you have any questions, please call the Ashland Office at (419) 207-0650.

This year's dropoff locations for submissions are:

Massillon Museum of Art

121 Lincoln Way E.
Massillon, OH 44646

North Ridgeville Public Library

35700 Bainbridge Road 201 N Mulberry Street
North Ridgeville, OH 44039

Office of Congressman Bob Gibbs

110 Cottage Street
Ashland Ohio 44805

Mount Vernon Library

201 N. Mulberry Street
Mount Vernon, OH 43050