Scott Announces Annual Third Congressional District Art Competition

April 2, 2021
Press Release

NEWPORT NEWS, VA – An Artistic Discovery is a nation-wide high school art competition sponsored by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and is an opportunity to recognize the artistic talents of our youth. The nationwide competition involves more than 50,000 talented high school students. Acceptable entries include, but are not limited to, paintings, drawings, and photography. The first-place winners  will travel to Washington, D.C. to attend a Congressional Reception in July to honor of all the winners from around the nation, depending on CDC guidelines.

Congressman Bobby Scott (VA-03) announced the beginning of the  Annual Third Congressional District High School Art Competition. The competition is open to all high school students (grades 9-12) residing in the Third Congressional District of Virginia. Entries are due by 5:00 p.m. on April 28th, 2021.

The first-place entry from each participating congressional district will also be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel in the United States Capitol Building for an entire year, where it will be seen by hundreds of thousands of people who visit the Capitol.

All entries must be an original in concept, design and execution. Due to COVID-19, all entries must be submitted electronically via email to:

More information, including contest guidelines and required student release forms, can be found on Congressman Scott’s website at:

If you have any questions regarding this year's art competition, please contact Congressman Scott's District Office at (757) 380-1000. 

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