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Congressional Art Competition

2024 Congressional Art Competition

I am excited to announce the launch of my 2024 Congressional Art Competition!

The Congressional Art Competition, is a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The TX-16 Congressional Art Competition is open to students who live in or attend a high school within TX-16 boundaries. To confirm your congressional district, please click here.

This year, we are thrilled to announce that the award ceremony will take place at the El Paso Museum of Art. A curated selection of submissions will be showcased from May 2nd to August 4th. In light of this exciting modification to the Congressional Art Competition, there are additional rules and guidelines that participating artists are required to adhere to. The complete list of rules and regulations is provided below:

  • Art entered in the contest may be up to 20 inches by 20 inches may be up to 4 inches in depth. 
  • Artwork must be two-dimensional.
  • Accepted mediums include:
    • Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
    • Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
    • Collages
    • Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
    • Mixed Media
    • Computer-generated Art
    • Photographs
  • Matted and/or framed submissions will not be considered.
  • All entries must be original in concept, design and execution and may not violate U.S. copyright laws. Work cannot be copied from an existing photo or image that was created by someone other than the student. Work must be in its original medium and cannot be a scanned reproduction of a painting or drawing.
  • Artwork that is potentially inappropriate for display in the Capitol will not be considered. This determination will be made by our panel of judges.
  • TYPED copy of the Student Information and Release Form, signed by the teacher, a parent or guardian, and the student, must be securely attached to the back of the artwork to certify the originality of the piece. Please retain a copy for your records.
  • TYPED copy of an EPMA Incoming Receipt, signed by the teacher, must be submitted to Congresswoman Escobar’s office.
  • In addition to submitting a physical piece of art, participants must submit a high resolution jpeg of their artwork to

The deadline for submitting artwork to the 2024 Congressional Art Competition is 5 p.m. on Friday, April 5th, 2024!

Artwork can be submitted in person at our District Office located at 221 N. Kansas Suite 1500, El Paso, TX 79901 or at any of our drop-off dates:

Date: Friday March 22, 2024
Time: 4-6pm
Location: Irving Schwartz Library - 1865 Dean Martin Dr, El Paso, TX 79936

Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Time: 4:30-6:30pm
Location: Dorris Van Doren Library - 551 Redd Rd, El Paso, TX 79912

Date: Thursday, March 28, 2024
Time: 4:30-6:30pm
Location: Jose Cisneros Cielo Vista Library - 1300 Hawkins Blvd, El Paso, TX 79925

Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm
Location: Richard Burges Library - 9600 Dyer St C, El Paso, TX 79925

Mission Valley
Date: Thursday, April 4, 2024
Time: 4:30-6:30pm
Location: Judge Marquez Library - 610 N Yarbrough Dr, El Paso, TX 79915

For more details about the annual Congressional Art Competition,  email or call my office at (915) 541-1400.

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