Rockville, MD — Today, Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08) launched his annual Congressional Art Competition for Maryland’s Eighth District. The competition invites high school students across the district to submit their original artwork for Congressional recognition and for the chance to see their art displayed in the United States Capitol. 

“Each year, I look forward to seeing the boundless artistic talent and youth creativity represented in my Congressional Art Competition,” said Rep. Raskin. “I encourage all high school students across our district with a passion for visual arts to enter the 2024 competition and share their vision with us. Eighth District youth are the future of American art.” 

All high school students residing in Maryland’s Eighth Congressional District are eligible and encouraged to enter the competition. All entries must be submitted digitally via the portal here no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 25, 2024. The online submission must include a single entry as well as a completed Student Information & Release Form. Complete submission guidelines can be found on Congressman Raskin’s website here 

Independent judges from the Eighth District will evaluate entries and recommend one first-place winner, whose work will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year, alongside other winning pieces from Maryland and across the nation. 

Additionally, the winning entry and a larger pool of honorees from the district will be shown at local arts center VisArts (155 Gibbs Street, Rockville, MD 20850) from May 5, 2024 through May 12, 2024. A selection of runner-up pieces from the exhibition will also be featured in Representative Raskin’s Rockville District Office. In honor of each of our student artists, all submissions will be featured in Representative Raskin’s virtual art gallery. You can view the 2023 virtual gallery here.