Representative Kristi Noem and the South Dakota Arts Council are excited to announce the start of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. The selected artwork from South Dakota will have the honor of being displayed in the United States Capitol for one year.  Additionally, the winning artist will be invited to a reception in the United States Capitol where they will have the opportunity to meet other winners from across the country.  The second-place winning entry will be displayed in Rep. Noem’s Washington, D.C. office. 

Any high school student in South Dakota is welcome to enter. Artwork must be completely original—in concept, design, and execution.  Artwork must also be entered in the original medium; no scanned reproductions are allowed.  To submit an entry, send a completed student release form and a high-quality photo of the art to the South Dakota Arts Council’s Rebecca Cruse at by May 1. Winners will be notified on May 5. 

Click here for a full list of rules and guidelines.  More information can also be found by visiting the Congressional Art Competition website or by calling Rep. Noem’s Washington, DC, office at 202-225-2801.

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