Byrne Announces 2020 Congressional Art Competition

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) today announced the details of the First Congressional District Art Competition for area high school students.

The competition is open to all high school students who reside in the First Congressional District. All entries must be an original concept, two-dimensional, no larger than 26 inches high, 26 inches wide, and 4 inches deep when framed , weigh no more than 15 pounds, and be within the following categories:

  • Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
  • Drawings: colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal (It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)
  • Prints: lithographs, silk screen, block prints
  • Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
  • Collages (must be two dimensional)
  • Computer-generated art
  • Photographs

The art competition will be judged by independent art experts, and the winning piece of art will be displayed in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Interested artists should work with their local high school and art teacher when submitting their artwork. All artwork must be submitted to the Mobile Museum of Art or Congressman Byrne’s Summerdale office between the hours of 3:00 and 5:00 pm on March 25th and 26th. No artwork will be accepted after 5:00 pm on March 26th.

More information about the Congressional Art Competition and the necessary submission forms can be found online at Byrne.House.Gov/ArtCompetition.

Those with questions about the Congressional Art Competition should contact Congressman Byrne’s Mobile office at 251-690-2811.

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