2017 Congressional Art Competition

Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici is now accepting submissions for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. The competition is open to high school students who reside or attend school in Oregon’s First Congressional District. Although the submission period is shorter than usual, our goal is to receive at least one submission from every high school in the First Congressional District, which includes Washington, Yamhill, Clatsop, and Columbia Counties and a portion of Multnomah County.

A panel of local artists will select the winner, whose artwork will be publicly displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year. Participants and their families will be invited to a reception on May 8 in Portland where the Congresswoman will announce the winner.

The grand prize will be a paid trip for the student artist whose artwork is selected, and one guest, to the U.S. Capitol for an award ceremony on June 29.

All entries for the competition must be received at the Beaverton District Office by 5:00pm on Friday, April 28, 2017. The address is 12725 SW Millikan Way, Suite 220 Beaverton, OR 97005.

Artwork entered in the contest must be two-dimensional and may be up to 26 inches by 26 inches and up to 4 inches in depth, and 15lbs in weight. The winning artwork must be framed, and cannot exceed these dimensions when framed.

Accepted mediums 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.)
  • Prints: lithographs, silk screen, block prints
  • Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
  • Collages (must be two dimensional)
  • Computer-generated art
  • Photographs

Please share this great opportunity with any high school students who may be interested! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me either through this e-mail address or by phone at 503-469-6010.

Thank you, and I look forward to seeing all of the great artwork!

Elvia Gaona

Staff Assistant

Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01)

12725 SW Millikan Way, Suite 220

Beaverton, OR 97005

Office: 503-469-6010

Fax: 503-469-6018