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Congressional Art Competition

February 21 - April 19

April 20, 2020, is the submission deadline for the 2020 Congressional Art Competition, which puts the artwork of South Dakota students in the nation’s Capitol building.

The contest is open to all South Dakota high school students. The first-place winning entry will be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the United States Capitol for one year. The winning artist will be invited to a reception highlighting their artwork in conjunction with the exhibit ribbon-cutting ceremony. A flight credit on Southwest airlines will also be offered for student travel, as well as a $3,000 scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design.

The second-place winning entry will be displayed in Rep. Dusty Johnson’s Washington, D.C., office for one year.

The South Dakota Arts Council will accept only digital submissions on behalf of Rep. Johnson. Students should send one email including a high-resolution JPEG image, along with a completed, typed PDF of the student release form to rebecca.cruse@state.sd.us. Submissions must be received by Monday, April 20.

Please review the artwork specifications and guidelines before submitting and download the student release form at http://www.artscouncil.sd.gov/CAC/index.aspx.

Winners will be notified by Thursday, April 24, and will be responsible for shipping their artwork and student release forms to the SDAC offices. The South Dakota Arts Council will have the artwork framed and will ship it to Washington, D.C., for the student.


February 21
April 19