Art Competition

The Office of Congressman Delaney is proud to announce the 2017 Congressional Art Competition for Maryland’s 6th Congressional District. This is a competition for high school students.


Each spring, a nationwide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional district.


The Competition is open to all high school students, and Congressman Delaney will accept entries from students in Maryland’s 6th District. The over-all winner of our district's competition will have their artwork displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol and may participate in recognition ceremonies hosted in Washington, D.C. The exhibit in D.C. will also include artwork from other contest winners nationwide.


Artworks entered in the contest must be submitted by April 21, 2017 with a completed 2017 Congressional Art Competition Release Form (coming soon!), along with submitted artwork. Artwork may be up to 26 inches by 26 inches (including the frame) and may be up to 4 inches in depth and not more than 15 lbs. The artwork may be:


  • Paintings - including oil, acrylics and watercolor
  • Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink and markers
  • Collage
  • Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen and block prints
  • Mixed Media
  • Computer Generated Art
  • Photography


All entries must be original in concept, design and execution. Winning artwork must be framed at the artist’s expense. For full Art Contest Rules, click here.


Materials may be delivered to:


Regan Riley

Office of Congressman John Delaney

9801 Washingtonian Boulevard, Suite 330

Gaithersburg, MD 20878

(301) 926-0300


After student entries are received, Congressman Delaney will host a reception celebrating all submitted works and announcing a winner for this year’s competition. Below is a list of key dates to keep in mind for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition for Maryland’s 6th District.


Entries Due: April 21, 2017

Artwork and release form delivered to:

9801 Washingtonian Boulevard, Suite 330

Gaithersburg, MD 20878


Competition Reception: May 2017


Winners’ Reception in DC: June 2017