Published March 27th, 2024
Congressional art competition winner will be flown to DC for reception
By Sora O'Doherty
Each year, Representative Mark DeSaulnier hosts the 10th Congressional District High School Art Competition and Exhibition. The exhibition is a judged art show, open to high school students from public and private schools in the 10th Congressional District of California, as well as high school students home-schooled within the district. The 10th Congressional district includes Lamorinda. This year, DeSaulnier's office has announced that the winner of the competition will receive two tickets on Southwest Airlines to attend the reception in Washington D.C.
The exhibition will be displayed publicly and will culminate in a closing awards event. The winning artwork of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will include the winning artwork from all participating districts from around the country. The winning artwork will also be featured on the Congressional Art Competition page.
Participants may submit one photograph or scan of their artwork, taken in the highest possible resolution, to Submissions must include the Student Release Form. A panel of judges will view all artwork electronically. Congressman DeSaulnier's office will be accepting virtual submissions until April 5 at 5 p.m.
Artwork entered in the contest may be up to 26 inches by 26 inches, may be up to 4 inches in depth, and not weigh more than 15 pounds. The winning piece must arrive framed and must still measure no larger than the above maximum dimensions. Competition categories include paintings, drawings, two dimensional collages, prints, mixed media, computer-generated art and photography.
All entries must be original in concept, design and execution and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws. The rules for the 2024 competition are available on
For more information, please contact DeSaulnier's office at (925) 933-2660 or go to the website,

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