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 our congressional district.
The Artistic Discovery Contest 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.
Samantha Herbert from Canton South High School in Canton, Ohio has been selected to represent Ohio’s 7th District in the Congressional Art Competition for 2013, and her artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year. The exhibit in Washington also includes artwork from other contest winners nation-wide.