Art Competition | Representative Harley Rouda

Art Competition

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.

High school students (grades 9-12) can submit entries to Representative Rouda's District Office, and panels of district artists will work to select the winning entries. Winners will be recognized both in district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC, later this year. The winning works will also be displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.

How to enter: 

Deadline for Submission: Monday, April 24th, 2020 by 5 PM (PST)

Reception: Sunday, May 3, 2020 at the Laguna Art Museum 


For more information:


Call: District Office (714) 960-6483


Congratulations to California’s 48th District 2019 winner, Remi Frolichman! Remi’s piece, Firenze, has been on display in the halls connecting Congressional offices since July 24th, 2019. We would also like congratulate our 2nd place winner Charles Besso and 3rd place winner Faith Reihm on their achievements. The top three students were the recipients of prize money donated by Regional Vice President Richard Porras on behalf of AT&T. Not only did all participants in the program have a chance for their pieces to be displayed at the Laguna Art Museum in Laguna Beach, but all pieces were also on display at the non-profit, Furnishing Hope, in Newport Beach. All partners were crucial in making this evening a success, and we could not have done it without their support! 

I would like to extend a sincere congratulation to our competitors in our 2019 competition, and look forward to highlighting your talent again in 2020!