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Congressman Diane Black

Representing the 6th District of Tennessee


Rep. Black Encourages Submissions for 2018 Congressional Art Competition

March 28, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06) encourages high school students from Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District to submit original art work for the 2018 Congressional Art Competition sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives. The overall winner of the 6th District competition will have their work displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol building alongside artwork from other contest winners across the country.

“The Congressional Art Competition is a great opportunity for students in our district to showcase their talents,” said Congressman Diane Black. “In addition to having the winner’s work placed in the Capitol, my office will award runners up in this competition the chance to have their work displayed in both of my district offices. I look forward to this event each year and am eager to see this year’s submissions.”

Art works entered in the contest may be up to 26 inches by 26 inches (including the frame) and up to 4 inches in depth and 15 pounds in weight. The art work may be:

  • Paintings – including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
  • Drawings – including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
  • Collage (must be two dimensional)
  • Prints – including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
  • Mixed Media
  • Computer Generated Art
  • Photography

All entries must be an original in concept, design and execution and may not violate U.S. copyright laws. The top 6 finalists will be posted on Congressman Black’s Facebook page ( and the public will have the opportunity to vote on the overall winner and the two runners-up.

How To Apply:

Submissions can be dropped off at any of Congressman Black’s district office locations between the following hours: Gallatin Office (355 North Belvedere Drive, Suite 308) 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Monday - Friday, or at the Cookeville Office (321 East Spring Street, Suite 301) from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Monday – Friday.

Submission of art along with a Congressional release form must be submitted to Congressman Black’s nearest district office no later than April 20, 2018.  The Congressional release form can be found on the website at


The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition. If you would like more information on the annual Congressional Art Competition, please contact Michael Detwiler in Rep. Black’s Cookeville office at (931) 854-0069, or Anna Lisa Roberts in Rep. Black’s Gallatin office at (615) 206-8204.


Congressman Diane Black represents Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District. A nurse for more than 40 years, she serves as a member of the House Budget Committee and the Ways and Means Committee.