Rep. Raskin's 2021 Congressional Art Competition


February 22, 2021

Dear Neighbor:

I'm thrilled to announce the launch of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition for 8th District high school students. The annual Spring competition is open to all high school students who live in the 8th District. The winning submission will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building for one year alongside artwork from students in every Congressional District across the Nation.

More than 120 students from 16 high schools across the District participated in last year’s competition. In accordance with coronavirus public health guidelines and maximum social distancing precautions, all submissions will be featured in a virtual gallery in place of the traditional gallery exhibit at VisArts in Rockville. Last year’s virtual gallery can be viewed here. We look forward to a return next year of the in-person gallery.

To enter the 2021 Competition, students may digitally submit artwork via the VisArts portal here no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 12, 2021. The online submission must include a single entry and a completed Student Information & Release Form. The Congressional Art Institute’s Rules and Regulations for the 2021 Competition are available here

Expert judges from across the 8th District will select artwork from the submitted pieces for award. I look forward to seeing all the talented young artists' work and announcing the winning selections by May 3, 2021.

All information and details about the 2021 Congressional Art Competition are available on my website here. Those with questions about participating are encouraged to call my Rockville District Office at 301-354-1000 or email

As always, I encourage people across the 8th District to continue to share their concerns and insights with me and my staff by contacting my office or connecting with me on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram

All Best Wishes,


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