MALDEN, MA – Today, Democratic Whip Katherine Clark (MA-5) announced that her office is now accepting submissions for the 2024 Congressional Art Competition. This year’s theme is Hometown Pride. 

“Each Spring, I am privileged to provide students across MA-5 with the opportunity to showcase their talent and creativity through participation in the Congressional Art Competition,” said Democratic Whip Clark. “I am thrilled to announce the start of this year’s contest, and have no doubt the submissions received will capture what makes the Fifth district unique and the best place to call home.”

Each year, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent nationwide and in each congressional district. Since the competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.

Public and private high school students in the Fifth District are encouraged to participate in the Congressional Art Competition. Students should submit a scan or picture of the artwork and their 2024 Student Release Form by 11:59 PM EST on Friday, May 3rd to

Accepted mediums for the two-dimensional artwork are as follows:

  • Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
  • Drawings: colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal (It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)
  • Collages: must be two dimensional
  • Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints
  • Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
  • Computer-generated art
  • Photographs 

For more on the submission requirements, click HERE.

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