Butterfield Announces 2018 Congressional Art Competition


WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today announced the 2018 Congressional Art Competition for the First Congressional District.  Since 1982, over 650,000 high school students across the country have participated in this nationwide event showcasing the artistic talent of our nation’s young adults. 

“The First District is home to so many talented young people,” said Congressman Butterfield.  “Each spring, I look forward to seeing the creativity displayed by the students across the First District.  This is a unique opportunity for students to showcase their talent and an exciting chance for them to have their artwork displayed in the United States Capitol for all to see.”

The “Grand Prize” winner of the First District’s Congressional Art Competition will have their artwork prominently displayed in the United States Capitol beside the winning pieces from Congressional districts across the country.  The winner will also receive two round-trip tickets to Washington, DC to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony.  This year’s winner will also be eligible for a scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design or Tennessee Wesleyan College.  Click here to learn about last year’s winner, Jiana Brown of Durham. 

All entries will be judged by a panel of local artists and art instructors.  The deadline to submit artwork is Friday, April 27, 2018.  For contest rules and information, please visit Congressman Butterfield’s website.