Each spring, a nationwide high school arts competition is sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives to recognize and encourage the artistic talent throughout the nation and in our district of South Carolina. 

The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students in the 7th District. The overall winner of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nationwide.

In addition to the overall winner who will have their artwork displayed in Washington, DC, each year we will also have a runner up from the Grand Strand and Pee Dee Regions.  These two individuals will have their artwork displayed in our Myrtle Beach and Florence offices for one year.  They will have an opportunity to meet with Congressman Rice for a photo with their artwork, which will be highlighted on Facebook and in our weekly newsletter. 

All pieces of artwork should be submitted by the participant to one of our district officesCheck back for more information regarding next year's competition

Art works entered in the contest may be no larger than 26'' x 26'' x 4'', including the frame. The art work may be:

  • Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
  • Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
  • Collage
  • Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
  • Mixed Media
  • Computer Generated Art
  • Photography

All entries must be an original in concept, design and execution.

If you would like more information on the annual Congressional Art Competition please contact me my Grand Strand District Office at (843) 445-6459.