Larsen Announces 2017 Congressional Art Competition

Mar 31, 2017

EVERETT, WA—Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) is inviting high school-aged students in the Second Congressional District to showcase their artistic talents in the 2017 Congressional Art Competition.

The U.S. House of Representatives holds the nationwide high school visual art competition to encourage and recognize artistic talent in each congressional district. The winning entry will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol, and the winning artist will receive two free plane tickets to Washington, D.C.

“I am encouraging the many gifted young artists to submit their artwork,” said Larsen. “Last year there were more than 30 entries and I am excited to see this year’s submissions and highlight the talent that Washington’s Second Congressional District has to offer.”

Since 1982, hundreds of thousands of students have participated in the Congressional Art Competition. The competition is open to all high school students (grades 9-12). Interested students can find details on Larsen’s website or by calling Larsen’s Everett office at 425-252-3188.

Entry forms must be signed by the student, a parent or guardian and a school faculty member. Forms and art submissions are due by Friday, April 28 at 4 p.m. They can be mailed or delivered to Larsen’s offices in Everett or Bellingham:


     Rep. Rick Larsen

     Re: Art Competition

     Wall Street Building

     2930 Wetmore Avenue, Suite 9F

     Everett, WA 98201


     Rep. Rick Larsen

     Re: Art Competition

     119 North Commercial Street, Suite 275

     Bellingham, WA 98225


If students need assistance in getting their artwork to one of Larsen’s offices or the drop off locations, they can call the Everett office at 425-252-3188.

Participants will be honored and the winner will be announced at a reception on May 6, 2017.

Students can check whether they are Second District residents here.

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

For more information on the annual Congressional Art Competition, call 425-252-3188.