Calling NEW Students: Gallagher Announces Opening of Congressional Art Competition

February 11, 2020
Press Release

 Rep. Mike Gallagher today announced that the 2020 Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students that live or attend school in Wisconsin’s 8th District. The winning piece of artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building for one year. Additionally, the next two runners-up will have their artwork displayed in Rep. Gallagher’s District and D.C. offices. Rep. Gallagher will also post pictures of each entry on Facebook and give a People’s Choice Award to the entry that receives the most “likes.” 

"The Congressional Art Competition gives young artists the opportunity to showcase their talents to anyone visiting the U.S. Capitol,” said Rep. Gallagher. “Every year, I’m impressed by the incredible young artists throughout our community, and I’m excited to see what Northeast Wisconsin students participating in this year’s competition will create"

The following is a summary of the Congressional Art Competition rules: Artwork entered in the contest may be up to 26 inches by 26 inches, may be up to 4 inches in depth, and not weigh more than 15 pounds. If your artwork is selected as the winning piece, it must arrive framed and must still measure no larger than the above maximum dimensions. Submissions can be dropped off at Rep. Gallagher’s district office in De Pere, WI.  The deadline for this year’s competition is March 13, 2020.

Accepted artwork includes:

  • Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
  • Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
  • Collages - must be two dimensional
  • Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
  • Mixed Media - use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
  • Computer-generated art
  • Photography


Please visit Rep. Gallagher’s website for more information. With further questions regarding the Congressional Art Competition, students, teachers, and parents can contact Emma Van Rossum in Rep. Gallagher's De Pere office at 920-301-4500.


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