The Annual Congressional Art Competition provides Members of Congress with the unique opportunity to showcase the artistic creativity and talent of high school students from across the United States. As your Congressman from the 11th District of Virginia, it is my pleasure to host this competition for residents of this district and to show my support for the fine arts.


This competition is open to all high school students who are residents of the 11th Congressional District regardless of where they attend school; public, private and home schooled students are invited to participate and I encourage all who are interested to submit an entry. Due to space limitations, students may not submit more than one piece of art.

To verify that you live in the 11th Congressional District of Virginia, please click here.

All teachers, administrators, student participants and their families will be invited to a reception which will be held in May 2017 at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA at which time I will announce the winning entries. The first place winning entry will be displayed for one year in the United States Capitol. The artist and his or her family will also be invited to a reception at the U.S. Capitol along with the winners from other Congressional Districts from around the country.

Additional prizes will be awarded at my district reception for the winning entry as well as other exceptional pieces.

Please click here for a complete package including Guidelines, Student Entry Forms, and Frequently Asked Questions. Please note that all entries must be received in my Prince William or Fairfax office by close of business, April 21, 2017.

For additional information, please contact my Fairfax District office at (703) 256-3071 or email: sharon.stark@mail.house.gov


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