Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent throughout the nation. Since the competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated representing all congressional districts.
I am proud to have the opportunity to select a new student to represent California’s 35th Congressional District, which includes Bloomington, Chino, Montclair, Ontario, Pomona, and portions of Fontana (South of Interstate 210) and Rialto (South of Foothill Boulevard). This year there will be no specific theme to allow more students to participate. The culmination of the competition will be the year-long display of the winning artwork in the Cannon House Office Building Tunnel. You do not need to be an art student to enter or to win. There is no fee to enter or participate.
To enter the competition:
- 1. Please attach a Student Release Form with the submitted art. Download Here.
- 2. Drop off both: Student Release forms and Art submission: Starting Monday, March 26th through Thursday, April 5th from 9:00am-5:00pm at the District Office, 3200 Inland Empire Boulevard, Suite 200B, Ontario, CA 91764.
The form must be completely filled out and received with the art submission no later than 5:00 PM, Thursday, April 5th, 2018.
All entered art work must be no larger than 26 inches by 26 inches by 4 inches, including the frame and will be displayed at the Ontario Museum of History and Art located at 225 Euclid Ave, Ontario, CA 91762 for public display from Friday, April 20th through Sunday April 22nd.
The Ontario Museum of History and Art is open from Thursday-Sunday 12:00pm to 4:00pm. For more information, you may also visit: www.ontarioca.gov/museum