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Rep. Clyde Announces 2024 Congressional Art Competition

GAINESVILLE, GA — Today, Congressman Andrew Clyde (GA-09) invited high school students in Georgia’s Ninth District to participate in the 2024 Congressional Art Competition. Submissions are due by April 19th, and the winning artist’s entry will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol building.


“The annual Congressional Art Competition presents a unique opportunity to highlight young artists from across our great nation and display their talent in the People’s House,” said Clyde. “I encourage Northeast Georgian high school students to showcase their creativity by participating in this competition, and I look forward to seeing their original designs.”

Rep. Clyde Awards 2023 Congressional Art Competition Winner: Grace Lee

Last year, Grace Lee won the 2023 Congressional Art Competition for Georgia’s Ninth District for her beautiful submission, Unmerited Love.




Since 1982, the annual bipartisan Congressional Art Competition has served as an opportunity for Members of Congress to encourage and acknowledge the artistic talents of their young constituents. The winning artwork from each congressional district hangs in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol for one year. Every day, U.S. Representatives rush through this tunnel to either vote on a bill or attend a critical committee hearing. Additionally, the House’s 6,000 staffers take millions of visitors and constituents through this tunnel annually. Having a piece of artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol is a significant achievement for any young artist.


Qualifying Students:


Any high school student in Georgia’s Ninth Congressional District.


Artwork Requirements:


Artwork must be two-dimensional. Each framed artwork can be no larger than 26 inches high, 26 inches wide, and 4 inches deep. If your artwork is selected as the winning piece, it must arrive in Washington, D.C. framed. Even when framed, it must still measure no larger than the above maximum dimensions. No framed piece should weigh more than 15 pounds.


Accepted mediums for the two-dimensional artwork are as follows:

  • Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
  • Drawings: colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal (It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)
  • Collages: must be two dimensional
  • Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints
  • Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
  • Computer-generated art
  • Photographs


Each entry must be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate U.S. copyright laws. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo or image (including a painting, graphic, or advertisement) that was created by someone other than the student is a violation of the competition rules and will not be accepted.


How to Submit Artwork:


Students must mail or deliver their artwork to Rep. Clyde’s Gainesville District Office (210 Washington St NW, Suite 202 Gainesville, GA 30501) by April 19th.


For additional questions or to make in-person delivery arrangements, please call Rep. Clyde’s Gainesville District Office at 470-768-6520.

Office Locations

Office Locations

Washington, DC Office 445 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-9893
Fax: (202) 226-1224
Gainesville District Office 210 Washington St NW, Suite 202
Gainesville, GA 30501
Phone: (470) 768-6520
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