Art Competition

Each spring, the United States House of Representatives sponsors a nation-wide high school art challenge and it allows us to highlight local talent in New Jersey’s First Congressional District.

The contest is open to all high school students and our South Jersey winner will have their artwork
displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year and be invited to a reception in Washington, DC.  Students and teachers should review this checklist to make sure their art is submitted correctly.

The full list of guidelines can be found here.


This year's deadline for submissions is Wednesday, May 1st, 2024.

Past Artists

  • In 2022, winner Mira Wang of Cherry Hill submitted a painting titled "Helping Hands."
  • In 2021, winner Amanda Yan of Cherry Hill submitted a charcoal self-portrait titled "Quarantine."
  • In 2020, winner Katherine Li of Cherry Hill submitted a painting titled "The Family’s Honor.”
  • In 2019, winner Chelsea Yang of Cherry Hill submitted a painting titled "A Meaningful Visit."
  • In 2018, winner Joyce Fang of Voorhees submitted a painting titled “Neighborhood.”
  • In 2017, winner Hannah Jin of Cherry Hill Township submitted a painting titled “The Tale of the Yellow Ribbon.” 
  • In 2016, winner Angelina Le of Voorhees submitted a painting titled “The Price of Freedom.”

How To Submit

Please visit this page for information on how to submit it to our office and attach this form to your submission.


About the Art

  • Artwork must be two-dimensional.
  • Sturdy frames (wood or metal) are required.
  • Two sturdy eye hooks must be attached at the top right and left sides of the back of the frame for hanging to prevent the work from leaning forward or hanging unevenly.
  • Each framed piece of 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 framed. See the "Submission Information" section for more information.
    • Even when framed, it must still measure no larger than the above maximum dimensions.
    • No framed piece should weigh more than 15 pounds
    • Attach two sturdy eye hooks at the top right and left sides of the back of the frame. Remove wire from back of the frame.
    • Draw arrows on the back of the artwork to indicate which direction is “up.”
  • 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.
    • For more information on copyright laws, please visit the Scholastic website.

Submission Information

  • The deadline for submission is Sunday, April 28th, 2024 by midnight. 
  • All art work should be dropped off to our District Office with the Student Release Form.
    • Attn. Art Competition Coordinator, Dalin Hackley
      10 Melrose Avenue
      Suite 210
      Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
      • Artwork may be dropped off Monday through Friday between 9 AM to 5 PM.
    If you have any questions, please call 856-427-7000 and ask for Dalin Hackley.