Kings Rep. David Valadao announces annual Congressional Art competition

By The Leader Staff
Rep. David Valadao
Rep. David Valadao

Congressman David Valadao, who represents Kings County and Lemoore, announced that his office is now accepting applications for the 2022 Congressional Art Competition. Each spring, a nationwide 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 and our congressional district.

“Every year, I am amazed by the talent and vision on display from students in the Central Valley,” said Congressman Valadao. “I look forward to seeing the incredible works students create this year.”

Students must submit their artwork and a student release form by 5:00 pm on Friday, April 29, 2022.

The challenge winner will have their artwork displayed for one year in the United States Capitol Building and be invited to attend a winners’ reception in Washington, D.C., during the summer of 2022. Students must be in high school (Grade 9-12) to participate.

Artwork must be two-dimensional. Each framed artwork can be no larger than 26 inches high, 26 inches wide, and 4 inches deep. 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

All additional rules and regulations can be found here

To submit your art, please send a high-resolution picture of your artwork (jpeg format) and the Student Release Form to by the deadline. All submission or rule questions should be directed to Mason Burrows at or by calling (202) 225-4695.


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