U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers (KY-05)

Congressman Rogers Invites High School Students in Southern and Eastern Kentucky to Enter the 2024 Congressional Art Competition

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers (KY-05) invites high school artists in Southern and Eastern Kentucky to compete in the 2024 Congressional Art Competition to represent Kentucky's Fifth Congressional District on Capitol Hill. The winning artwork from every Congressional District will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building representing their home regions. The winning artist from Southern and Eastern Kentucky will receive two free airline tickets from Southwest Airlines to travel to Washington, DC for a national reception with other artists to see their work on display.

Congressman Rogers' district offices will accept artwork entries from local high school students until Friday, May 3, 2024.

"This competition gives our talented student artists from the mountains the opportunity to be featured in the nation's Capitol," said Congressman Rogers, Dean of the House. "When artwork is on display from every state, you can see that our students have competitive talent. As I walk through the Capitol, It gives me great pride to see a piece of Eastern Kentucky along the way."

To participate in the competition, students must first submit a photo of their original artwork along with the required student release form, by emailing them to .

Acceptable mediums include paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media, computer-generated art and photographs. The artwork must be two-dimensional, cannot exceed 26" x 26" x 4" and cannot weigh more than 15 pounds. The winning artwork must be framed by the artist within the required dimensions before being displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building.

Eligible students must attend high school in Kentucky's Fifth Congressional District, which includes the following 33 counties: Bath, Bell, Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Clay, Elliott, Floyd, Harlan, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lincoln, Magoffin, Martin, McCreary, Menifee, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Rowan, Wayne, Whitley and Wolfe counties.

For more information, contact the Somerset office at 606-679-8346 or email .

The Congressional Art Competition, sponsored by the Congressional Institute, was initiated by Congress in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of young people living in their districts. More than 650,000 students have participated in the competition over the last 30 years.

For more information about the Congressional Art Competition in Kentucky's Fifth Congressional District, visit

Click here to download the student release form.
Click here to download competition rules.
Click here to download the artwork submission checklist. 


Congressman Hal Rogers
2406 Rayburn House Office Building | Washington, DC  20515
(202) 225-4601


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