Congressional Art Competition

Congressman Max Rose is asking high school students who reside or attend school in New York’s 11th Congressional District to submit their original artwork for the 2020 Congressional Art Competition. The theme of this year’s competition is “Salute to Public Servants.” Students are asked to submit artwork that honors those who serve the community.


“The Congressional Art Competition is a chance to show the entire country what Staten Island and South Brooklyn are all about,” Rose said. “The first thing I want people to know about out district when they see us represented in the halls of the Capitol is the way we respect our public servants. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to our teachers, firefighters, soldiers, cops, paramedics, and everyone else who devotes their time and lives to making Staten Island and South Brooklyn a better place. I look forward to seeing how our students will put their talents to work honoring the heroes amongst us.”


This year, the competition will be modified due to the ongoing public health crisis, but participation is still encouraged and welcomed. The deadline has now been extended to Friday, May 29th, and we are asking students and teachers to submit high resolution photos via email of any art that they would like to be part of the competition.

Students who would like to participate in the competition should email their high resolution photos, along with a completed and signed Student Release Form, no later than 5pm on Friday, May 29th, 2020.

Rose will then pick one winner, whose artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year, and two runners-up which will be displayed in his Washington and District offices. The winner will receive two round-trip tickets to the nation’s capital to attend the Congressional Art Competition Reception with winners from across the country. Winners will also be eligible for a $3,000 scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design.


Artwork must be two-dimensional, and can be no larger than 26 inches high, 26 inches wide, and 4 inches deep. Accepted mediums include:

  • Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
  • Drawings: Colored pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal
  • 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

Additional rules and regulations are available HERE. 
The Student Release Form is available HERE.

For more information on submission requirements, students can call Congressman Rose's District Office at (718) 667-3313.