Rep. Newhouse Announces 2015 Congressional High School Art Competition

March 16, 2015
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) announced the start of the 2015 Congressional Art Competition for the 4th District:

“The Congressional Art Competition is a great opportunity to showcase the creativity of Central Washington’s young people,” said Rep. Newhouse. “I encourage every high school student to participate, and I look forward to seeing the entries.”

All artwork must be submitted by May 1st to the Yakima or Richland District offices. Participants should call to schedule a time for artwork to be dropped off. On May 4th, the entries will be displayed in an art show at Washington State University-Tri Cities in the Consolidated Information Center from 6-9 PM PST. The winning entry will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol, and this year’s winner will visit Washington, D.C. to attend a reception hosted by the Congressional Institute.

Students are encouraged to submit various styles and types of art, ranging from paintings and drawings to photography and mixed media pieces. The artwork must be original in design, no more than 15 lbs., no larger than 28” X 28” X 4,” and be prepared for hanging. Two runners-up will have their artwork on display in the 4th Congressional District offices at Yakima and Richland. Each student may submit one piece of artwork. You can learn more about the competition by clicking here.

The winner of the competition will also receive two tickets (for the student and a guardian) from Southwest Airlines to fly to Washington, D.C. and take part in viewing their art in the exhibition.


Yakima District Office

402 E. Yakima Avenue

Suite 135

Yakima, WA 98901

Phone:  (509) 452-3243                       


Richland District Office

3100 George Washington Way            

Richland, WA 99354                    

Phone: (509) 713-7374                                 


For additional questions, participants may contact Amos Rothstein in Washington D.C. Office at (202) 225-5816.