Congressional Art Competition


Congratulations to Parkway South High School Senior, Nina Marlotte whose George won the 2017 2nd Congressional District Art Competition!

Each spring, Members of the United States House of Representatives sponsor the Congressional Art Competition. This competition is an opportunity to recognize the artistic talent of students in Missouri’s 2nd District and throughout the nation. The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for Members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents.

54 talented high school artists from across the 2nd Congressional District entered the 2017 competition which was judged by three local artists.  Thank you to the participants, their art teachers and their families! All the 2017 submissions from the 2nd District's talented high school artists can be viewed here.


Nina’s graphite photorealistic drawing will hang in the U.S. Capitol for the next year.

Congratulations also to Second Place winner Emma Schumacher and Third Place winner Courtney St. John both from Eureka High School. Emma’s piece, Novelties will hang in Congresswoman Wagner’s Washington D.C. office and Courtney’s Reflections in the district office for one year.

The 2nd Congressional District Art Competition is open to all high school students in the district. Contact Jaci Winship at or 636-779-5449 for additional information.

Entries must be two-dimensional and can be no larger than 26 inches by 26 inches by 4 inches deep including the frame.  Framed artwork cannot weigh more than 15 pounds.  Framing is optional for the district competition; however, the winning piece must be framed according to the competition standards before it is shipped to the Capitol. 

Artwork accepted mediums are:

 •Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor

 •Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers (It is recommended that charcoal and pastels be fixed.)

 •Collage (must be two-dimensional)

 •Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints

 •Mixed Media

 •Computer Generated Art


All entries must be original in concept, design and execution.  Exhibits depicting subjects of contemporary political controversy or a sensationalistic or gruesome nature are not allowed.