Art Competition

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.

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 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.

All pieces of artwork must be submitted by Friday, March 27th 2015 at 4 p.m.

Artwork can be dropped off at two drop off locations in the 7th district.  The drop off location addresses and hours of operation are listed at the bottom of this e-mail.  Art work can be dropped off Monday, March 23rd through Friday, March 27th.

2015 Congressional Art Competition Drop Off Locations

Ashland District Office of Congressman Bob Gibbs

110 Cottage St.

Ashland, OH 44805

Contact: Rita

(419) 207-0650

Hours: M-F 9-4


Canton District Office of Congressman Bob Gibbs

110 Central Plaza South

Canton, OH 44702

Contact: Dallas

(330) 737-1631

Hours: Call to set up an appointment to drop off artwork.


Lorain County Drop Off Location

32121 Lorain Road,

North Ridgeville, OH 44039

Contact: Daniel

(440) 365-5222

Hours: M-F 9-4

Any questions about the 2015 Art Congressional Art Competition, please contact Rita at (419) 207-0650 or Alex at (202) 225-6265.