SOMERVILLE, NJ - Central New Jersey Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-7th, has announced the 2020 Congressional Art Competition for high school students in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District.

The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation. This competition is open to all high school students in the 7th Congressional district and will be judged by a panel of leaders within the local art community.

The overall winner of the district’s competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol as well as on Congressman Malinowski’s website and social media pages. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nation-wide.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District will be accepting submissions digitally.

All contestants must submit one high resolution photo of their artwork along with one photo showing the measurement of the longest side of their piece. Along with these photos, all submissions must include the student release form,  All materials must be emailed to by May 28th, 2020.

Winners will be contacted by Malinowski's office by June 4th, 2020.


Artwork entered in the contest may be up to 26”X26” and 4” deep;

All entries must be an original in concept, design and execution;

The artwork medium may include the following:

• Drawings

• Mixed Media

• Paintings

• Collage

• Photography •


• Computer-Generated Art

• Wooden Panels with Engraving/Painted Art
Please email with “Congressional Art Competition” in the subject line if you have additional questions.