The Office of Congressman Pete Aguilar is pleased to announce the 2022 Congressional Art Competition. The theme for this year’s art competition is “Beauty in the Inland Empire,” which focuses on aspects in the Inland Empire that illustrate the beauty of our region. Students can focus on aspects such as the diversity of residents, community features, nature, acts of generosity, volunteering, or inspiring individuals.
This annual competition is open to all high school students who live in California’s 31st Congressional District. To confirm if a student resides in California’s Congressional District 31, please enter their residential address here: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative. If you need assistance with this, please contact our office at 909-890-4445.
All entrants must review the Rules and Regulation Form. To submit an entry, students must drop off their artwork and a completed 2022 Congressional Art Competition Student Information and Release Form. The deadline to submit artwork is Friday, April 22, 2022, no later than 5:00 p.m.
- Students must review the 2022 Congressional Art Competition Rules and Regulations: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nr5QGQYnR7ymgcxAOpEng_C2DBcKnSKD/view?usp=sharing
- Each student may submit one entry at my San Bernardino Office: 685 E Carnegie Dr. Suite 100 San Bernardino, CA 92408
- All entries must be original in concept, design and execution
- Artwork must be no larger than 26 inches by 26 inches by 4 inches, including the frame.
- No framed piece should weigh more than 15 pounds
- Each student must submit a Student Information and Release Form filled out completely: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_bgE25ML_-5fXSdMn93rdOZDZ4dGeAdj/view?usp=sharing
- The artwork may be any 2-dimensional piece, such as:
- Paintings, including oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
- Drawings, including pastels, colored pencil, charcoal, ink and markers
- Prints, including lithographs, silkscreen and block prints
- Collage (must be two-dimensional)
- Mixed media
- Computer generated art
If you or your students have any questions regarding the competition or the application process, please contact Biridiana Aguilar at (909) 453-5412.
About Congressman Pete Aguilar’s Congressional Art Competition:
The Congressional Art Competition is a great way for the next generation of artists across the country to showcase their creativity and artistry. The winner of the contest in each Congressional District will have their artwork displayed in the United States Capitol for one year. Inland Empire families visiting Washington, D.C. always take extra time to admire the wonderful artwork created by high schoolers from their community.
Additionally, the winner in each district is invited to visit the United States Capitol to be recognized for their artwork. We hope that you will encourage your high school art students to submit their artwork in this year’s Congressional Art Competition. The second-place winner will have their artwork displayed in Congressman Aguilar’s Washington, D.C. office and the third-place’s winner’s artwork will be displayed in his San Bernardino District Office for one year.