Congressman DeSaulnier Announces 2023 Congressional Art Competition

In 2016, Concord High School senior Ryan Shu, won the district’s Congressional Art competition with his digital photograph entitled “The Golden Escape.”

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Feb. 27, 2023) — Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-10) will host the 2023 Congressional Art Competition. High school artists living in California’s 10th Congressional District may begin submitting original artwork to Congressman DeSaulnier’s office virtually from now through Monday, April 17th. The winning piece will be selected by a panel of local judges and announced at a special reception following the submission deadline.

“The creativity and talent shown by the students in our district never fails to amaze me,” said Congressman DeSaulnier. “I am looking forward to hosting this competition once again and seeing all of this year’s wonderful submissions.”

The competition is open to all high school students in California’s 10th Congressional District. The winning piece will go on display in the U.S. Capitol and the winner will get an invitation to Washington D.C. to attend a national reception honoring winners from around the country. All submissions must be emailed to no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 17, 2023.

This nationwide high school visual art competition recognizes and encourages artistic talent in each congressional district. Since the Competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated. You can find complete contest guidelines and submissions forms on Congressman DeSaulnier’s website here. For more information or help submitting artwork, please contact 925-933-2660.