Congressional Art Competition

Announcing the 2024 Congressional Art Competition! 

Congressman Cloud is inviting high school students from Texas’ 27th Congressional District to participate in the 2024 Congressional Art Competition. This annual competition highlights and encourages talented students from across the county, and Congressman Cloud’s office is now accepting submissions.

Students grade 9-12 are welcome to submit various styles and types of art, ranging from paintings to photography to collages to mixed media. The artwork must be original, two-dimensional, 15 lbs. maximum weight, and no larger than 26” x 26” x 4” (including the frame).

Accepted mediums are as follows:

  • Paintings – including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
  • Drawings – including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
  • Collages – two dimensional only 
  • Prints – including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
  • Mixed Media
  • Computer Generated Art
  • Photography

The first-place winner will have his or her artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for an entire year. The second-place winner will have his or her artwork displayed in Congressman Cloud’s Washington, D.C. office. Two people’s choice award winners will have their artwork displayed in Congressman Cloud’s Victoria and Corpus Christi office. A panel of local community members will make up the judging board.

The Congressional Institute, which organizes the competition, may hold an event in Washington D.C. later this year to honor first place winners. If so, the winning student from the 27th District will receive two round-trip airline tickets to travel to Washington, D.C. to attend the event.

The winning artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol for the entire year of the exhibition and cannot be returned to students earlier. Students should, therefore, submit artwork they will not need for other purposes.

Submissions may be brought to Congressman Cloud’s offices in Corpus Christi and Victoria. The deadline for submission is Monday, April 1st at 5:00 PM CST. If you have additional questions or need assistance submitting artwork, please call Congressman Cloud’s Corpus Christi office at 361-884-2222.

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The Artwork from the 2023 Congressional Art Competition

Wired

Westward

Variety Pack

Untitled

United

Under the Impression

The Virtue of Woman

The Lone Defender

The Introduction

The Blacksmith

Texas on my Skin

Texas Grace

Tara

Symbiosis

Sunset Dreams

Steamy Steer

Stance

Spontaneous yet so Mundane

Serene Steer

Sapphire & Spurs

Rise of the Phoenix

Prairie Dog

Old Town Road

Island Under the Sun

Horses

Henry Molaison

Good Evening

Flor No.2

Faith Within Decay

El Vaquero

Dust of the Day

Dishes of Delight

Dad's Favorite Hobby

Cattle in the Mountains

Blazing Trails

Awa Kening

American Strength

A Moment in Time

A Field of Honor