Congresswoman Frederica Wilson

Representing the 24th District of Florida

Art Competition

The Annual Congressional Art Competitions is one of my most favorite times of the year because I get to highlight the amazing talent of our young people. As a former school teacher, school board member and a current member of the House Education and Workforce Committee, I understand the importance for a well rounded education. Art plays a key role in tapping into our students' creativity and allows them to express themselves in ways that result in beautiful and breathtaking artwork.

 I want to thank the art teachers, school principals and especially the parents who play an important role with motivating, encouraging, and supporting our young artists. We must stay committed to ensuring that our children have access to a comprehensive art education.




(Photos courtesy of the Adrienne Arsht Center and, photographer Tyler Loy)

2014 Congressional Art Competition winning artwork titled 'The Crew' by Raphael Glover

Congressional Art Competition

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated. Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of local leaders in each district select the winning entries, which are then displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.

Congresswoman Wilson is now accepting submissions for the 2015 Congressional Art Competition from high school students who live or attend school in Florida’s 24th Congressional District (District 24). To find out if you live or attend school in District 24, visit and enter your zip code in the upper right corner.

Permissible 2-D media:

  • Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.

  • Drawings: colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal (It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)

  • Collages: must be two dimensional

  • Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints

  • Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.

  • Computer-generated art

  • Photographs

The winner will receive:

  • Year-long exhibition of their artwork in the U.S. Capitol complex

  • Complimentary airline tickets to Washington, D.C. to attend the reception and installation of the winning entries from congressional districts throughout the country.

  • A $3,000 per year scholarship from Savannah College of Art and Design upon enrollment there.

District 24 Congressional Art Show and Awards Ceremony

Congresswoman Wilson will announce this year’s winner and recognize all participants and their families at her District 24 Congressional Art Show and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, May 6, 2015, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00p.m. at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County.


How to Participate:

  1. Verify that your artwork comply with the 2015 Congressional Art Completion Guidelines

  2. Complete the 2015 Student Information/Release Form

  3. Follow the Art Submission Checklist

  4. Deliver or mail your artwork and forms before 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 24, 2015 to Congresswoman Wilson’s Miami Gardens, located at 18425 NW 2nd Avenue, Suite 355, Miami Gardens, FL 33169. To RSVP, contact Gwen Belton at or (305) 690-5905.

Questions or Concerns

You may contact Gwen Belton with any questions or concerns at or (305) 690-5905.

Past Winners
2014 - Raphael Glover 

2013 - Jamie Fleurimond

2012 - Nakeya Wilson

2011 - Deion Dingle

2013 District 24 Congressional Art Show and Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to Jamie Fluerimond from Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School on winning the 2013 District 24 High School Congressional Art Competition.

Participants of the 2013 District 24 High School Congressional Art Competition, representing ten high schools from Broward and Miami-Dade Counties.


2013 Congressional Art Competition Winners

1st Place Winner
Jamie Fleurimond
Dr. Michael M. KropSenior High School

2nd Place Winner
Abigail Ayers
North Miami Beach Senior High School

3rd Place Winner
Juan Rodriguez
Miami Central Senior High School

Honorable Mentions
Aaron Alonzo
Design and Architecture Senior High School

Miami Jackson Senior High School

Gail Jacques
New World School of the Arts

Cindy Presendieu
North Miami Beach Senior High School

Bryan Centeno
Miami Jackson Senior High School

North Miami Beach Senior High School

Design and Architecture Senior High School

Ariel Canino
New World School of the Arts

Gallery (Courtesy: Seth Browarnik, Red Eye Productions)