Congressional Art Competition

2022 Congressional Art Competition

Congressman Michael C. Burgess, MD (TX-26)

Welcome to the 2022 Congressional Art Competition!  Each year in the spring, my office participates in this nationwide competition which provides an excellent opportunity to showcase the talent of high school students and acknowledge our nation's gifted young adults. Since the U.S. House of Representatives created the competition in 1982, hundreds of thousands of talented high school students have served as artistic ambassadors of their communities.

Starting April 25th, the public can vote for their favorite artwork as ”Texas Choice” here in a virtual gallery. Digital art submissions from public, private and home-schooled high school students residing and/or attending schools located within the 26th Congressional District will be accepted until March 25th. Voting will end on May 2, 2022, and the “Texas Choice” and other winners will be announced to the public at a later date.

In addition, a professional art instructor will serve as the contest judge and will select one piece from each high school as “Best of School” and up to four additional pieces per school/group that have artistic merit as “Juror’s Choice(s)”. From amongst those designated as Texas Choice, Best of School and Juror’s Choice, the art jurist will make a final determination as to the First Place and Grand Prize winners. The First Place winner will have their artwork displayed in the Lake Dallas district office for the next year. The Grand Prize winner will have their artwork displayed for an entire year in the U.S. Capitol. 

For more information and entry guidelines for the 2022 Congressional Art Competition, contact Robin Vaughan in my Lake Dallas office; phone: 940-497-5031 or email: