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. 

Please view the flyer, release, rules, and a checklist for the 2021 Congressional Art Competition in the links below.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, our office will accept submissions by email. You can email a good picture of the artwork and a scanned copy of the Release Form to ricesc07.artcompetition@mail.house.gov . The deadline to submit your artwork is 5:00 p.m. on April 30, 2021.  The winning artwork will need to be framed prior to our office submitting it to the Congressional Institute.  It is the responsibility of the winner to have their artwork framed based on the framing guidelines of the committee.

If you would like more information on the annual Congressional Art Competition please email ricesc07.artcompetition@mail.house.gov.