Reminder: Larsen invites 2nd District students to participate in 2023 Congressional Art Competition

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen is inviting high school-aged students who live or attend school in Washington’s 2nd Congressional District to showcase their artistic talents in the 2023 Congressional Art Competition.

Art submissions and forms are due to Larsen’s office no later than Monday, May 1, at 5 p.m. All art entries must be original in concept, design and execution. Interested students can find details and a full list of contest rules on Larsen’s website.

“I am encouraging the many gifted young artists in Northwest Washington to submit their artwork to the 2023 Congressional Art Competition,” said Larsen. “I am excited to see this year’s submissions and highlight the talent Washington’s Second Congressional District has to offer.”

The U.S. House of Representatives holds the annual Congressional Art Competition to encourage and recognize artistic talent in each congressional district. Since 1982, hundreds of thousands of students nationwide have participated in the high school visual art competition. In 2022, Kamiak High School’s Toko Kameda won the district-wide competition with her piece, “Double-layered,” which has been on display in the U.S. Capitol for the past year.

The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school-aged students (grades 9-12) who live or attend school in the 2nd District; students can verify whether they are 2nd District residents or attend school in the district here. Interested students can find details and a full list of contest rules on Larsen’s website.

Entry forms must accompany the submitted art piece and be signed by the student, a parent or guardian, and a school faculty member; the form can be accessed here. Forms can also be mailed or delivered with art pieces to Larsen’s Everett office:

Office of Rep. Rick Larsen – Everett  

Re: Art Competition

Wall Street Building

2930 Wetmore Ave., Suite 9F

Everett, WA 98201

Students needing assistance in delivering their artwork to Larsen’s office can contact Kevin Phan via phone at 425-252-3188 or via email at Participants will be honored in June at a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Plans for a district celebration will be announced soon.

For more information on the 2023 Congressional Art Competition, visit

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