Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. The competition provides an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Congresswoman Moore’s An Artistic Discovery is open to all high school students in the Fourth Congressional District. How it Works: Students submit entries to Congresswoman Moore’s office for display at Northwestern Mutual. A panel of local artists select the winning entries. The First-Place students’ artwork will be professionally framed and sent to Washington, D.C., where it will be displayed with other winners in an exhibit in the Cannon Tunnel at the U.S. Capitol. The student will be flown to D.C. along with a parent or guardian for a reception hosted by the Congressional Institute.

Artwork entries must meet the following criteria:

Be two dimensional.

No larger than ‘26 inches wide by ‘26 inches tall by 4 inches thick

No piece should weigh more than 15 pounds.

Be original in concept, design, execution, and not violate any U.S. copyright laws.

More information: house.gov/educators-and-students/congressional-art-competition

Artwork is due Tuesday, April 11, 2023

All artworks should be titled and submitted to Congresswoman Moore’s Office with a 3" x 5" index card affixed to the back. Artwork must be identified with the following information:

  • Student's name
  • School
  • Grade in school
  • Instructor's name
  • Title of the artwork
  • Artwork medium  

Teachers or students are responsible for delivering artwork to Congresswoman Moore's Milwaukee office at 250 E. Wisconsin Avenue, STE 950 prior to judging and picking up artwork from our office after the exhibition unless other arrangements are made.

The winner agrees to allow the winning piece to be sent to Washington, D.C., to remain on exhibit for one year in the Cannon Tunnel. Students should only submit artwork they will not need for other purposes.

Fourth Congressional District Art Competition Reception with Congresswoman Moore is Saturday, April 22, 2023, 10:30am – 12pm at Northwestern Mutual Tower


Contact Jacklin Jones and Anna Mercer at Congresswoman Gwen Moore’s District Office

Address: 250 E Wisconsin Ave STE 950 Milwaukee, WI 53202

Phone: (414) 297-1140

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