Mar 5, 2018 

Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Pete Visclosky announced the details of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition for high school students from Indiana’s First Congressional District.

Each year, the Congressional Institute and Members of the U.S. House of Representatives sponsor the Congressional Art Competition as an opportunity to promote the artistic talent in each Congressional District.

Congressman Visclosky stated, “I believe the Congressional Art Competition is an outstanding program that recognizes and celebrates the artistic talents of high school students in Northwest Indiana and across our country.  I am always heartened by the thoughtful and creative artwork from our youth and the positive impact it has in our communities and our region.  I look forward to seeing this year’s artwork and encourage all interested students to participate in this year’s competition.”

Please note there is no required theme for the submission; however, themes from Northwest Indiana, United States history, government, and culture are encouraged.  The grand prize winner will have their artwork displayed in the United States Capitol for one year, and will receive two (2) complimentary round-trip tickets from Southwest Airlines to attend a ceremony unveiling the artwork in Washington, D.C.  Please note that all additional travel arrangements and expenses will be the responsibility of the winner.

All artwork submissions and application forms must be brought to the District office, located at 7895 Broadway, Suite A in Merrillville, no later than 5pm on Friday, March 30, 2018.  Artwork will be accepted during the District office’s normal hours of operation: 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.

Complete information about the Congressional Art Competition, including guidelines and application forms, is available on Congressman Visclosky’s website at:

If applicants have any additional questions or concerns, please contact the Merrillville office at 219/795-1844.