March 13, 2018
Press Release
Now Accepting Entries from High School Students from New York’s 13th Congressional District

NEW YORK, N.Y. –  Today, Congressman Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) announces details of this year’s Congressional Art Competition, a national contest for high school student to showcase their artistic talents with an opportunity to display the winning art in the U.S. Capitol for up to one year. 

“New York is home to some of the world’s most celebrated artists, and that artist talent starts early. I am proud to announce this year’s congressional arts competition and encourage high school students from my district to submit their artwork for a chance to showcase their talent as part of this outstanding program,” said Rep. Espaillat.

The winner of this year’s competition will have their work displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol as part of an exhibit that will include artwork from contest winners from around the country. Students selected as second, third and fourth place winners will have their artwork displayed for one year in Rep. Espaillat’s Washington, D.C. and New York district offices.

There is no required theme, however artwork that highlights the rich tapestry and expression of New York is highly encouraged. The original artwork may include submissions of paintings, drawings, collages and photography. Please click here to review the complete list of rules and regulations for the 2018 competition for students and teachers. Entries for this year’s competition should be submitted via email to Only one original artwork per submission will be accepted. The deadline for submission is May 2, 2018.

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First elected to Congress in 2016, Rep. Adriano Espaillat is serving his first term in Congress where he serves as a member of the influential U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and the House Select Committee on Small Business.  He is a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and serves in a leadership role as CHC Freshman Representative to the Democratic Caucus. He is also chairman of the CHC Task Force for Transportation, Infrastructure and Housing.  Rep. Espaillat’s Congressional District includes Harlem, East Harlem, northern Manhattan and the north-west Bronx. To find out more about Rep. Espaillat, visit online at

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