Congressional art competition for local students


Congressman Andrew Garbarino’s (R-NY-2nd District) office is conducting an art competition open to submissions from students in the Second Congressional District.

Garbarino is “excited for the 2023 Congressional Art Competition and is looking forward to showcasing the talent in the heart of Patchogue for all to see!” according to a representative of his office. 

The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in the Second Congressional District. 

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 the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.

Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries.

While there is no set theme required for submissions, students’ artwork should reflect the interests of the artist or a topic about which they are passionate. 

The winning artwork of the Second District’s competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol building and the student will be invited to the luncheon in Washington, D.C., in June.

The exhibit in Washington will include the winning artwork from all participating districts from around the country.

The winner for the 2022 competition was Faith Cummings, of Sayville High School, with her piece, “The Veterans” (pictured).

The deadline for submission to is Friday, April 28, 2023. 

Winning submissions will be installed at the Patchogue Arts Council on Terry Street on May 1. 

Please email questions to:

A full copy of the congressional rules of the contest can be found at:


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