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Congressional Art Competition

April 24, 2019 12:00 AM

Submissions for the 2019 Congressional Art Competitions are due Wednesday, April 24th.

Every year, Members of Congress sponsor a nation-wide arts competition for high school students. The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional district.

The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students in the 9th District. Winning entries from each congressional district are hung in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol for one year, and the winning student artists will be flown to Washington, D.C. to be recognized at an award ceremony.


Artwork must be two-dimensional. Each framed artwork can be no larger than 26 inches high, 26 inches wide, and 4 inches deep. In order to reduce out of pocket expenses for students, entries are not required to be framed, only matted. Even when framed, it must still measure no larger than the above maximum dimensions. No framed piece should weigh more than 15 pounds.

Accepted mediums for the two-dimensional artwork are as follows:

• Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.

• Drawings: colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal (it’s recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed)

• Collages: must be two dimensional

• Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints

• Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.

• Computer-generated art

• Photographs


All entries must be an original in concept, design and execution and may not violate U.S. Copyright laws. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo or image will not be accepted. For more information on copyright laws, please click here.

Students from Washington’s 9th Congressional District who would like to participate must submit a completed Student Release Form (download it here) and a one-page description of the medium and the background of the piece along with their entry. All entries must comply with the competition guidelines and be received at our district office no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.


District Office of Congressman Adam Smith

15 S Grady Way

101 Evergreen Building

Renton, WA 98057


Congressman Adam Smith will host an art exhibition and reception for all participants where the winner will be announced. A panel of judges will be chosen from throughout the district to select one winner and two runners-up. The art exhibition and reception will take place on Saturday, May 4th at 11:00am at the Wing Luke Museum.


Wing Luke Museum

719 S King St

Seattle, WA 98104

Past Events

Join Congressman Adam Smith, Sound Transit, the Minority Business Development Agency, and the Northwest Small Business Transportation Resource Center 

Hear from experts on topics: 

  • Financial and tax impacts on small/emerging businesses
  • Access to capital and bonding
  • Working with traditional and non-traditional lenders to obtainworking capital

In addition, we will discuss the impact of current tax cuts and job acts on small businesses.


August 22, 2018 09:00 AM

Congressman Adam Smith invites you to attend his upcoming Procurement Workshop. Don’t miss this FREE opportunity to learn best practices when contracting with the federal government. 


  • 9:00am-9:45am|“Government Contracting Essentials”- WA State Procurement and Technical Center (PTAC)~ Program Director~ Tiffany Scroggs 
  • 9:45am-10:00am | Break
  • 10:00 am- 11:00am | Local Procurement Agencies:
  • City of Seattle, City Contract Compliance Manager  ~Miguel Beltran
  • City of Seattle, Procurement Strategic Advisor ~David Stubblefield
  • Washington State Department of Transportation Office of Equal Opportunity~ Oscar Cerda
  • Washington State Department of Enterprise Services (DES) ~ Servando Patlan
  • University of Washington, Procurement Manager ~ Claudia Christensen C.P.M
  • 11:00 am- 11:10am | Welcome By Congressman Adam Smith
  • 11:10am-12:10pm| Federal Procurement Agencies
  • General Services Administration (GSA)~Kenyon Taylor
  • US Army Corps of Engineers (USCOE) ~ Scotty Britt
  • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Business Opportunity Specialist ~ Ranvir “Ana” Singh
  • Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Keyport- David Walz

12:10- 1:30pm| Networking Lunch


Town Hall

August 18, 2018 11:00 AM

Join Congressman Smith for a Town Hall

When: Saturday, August 18th from 11:00am-12:00pm

Where: Garfield Community Center, 2323 East Cherry St, Seattle, WA 98122


Northbound on I-5:

Take exit 164A for Dearborn St toward James St/Madison St

0.4 mi - Keep left to continue toward James St

0.6 mi - Keep right, follow signs for James St

0.2 mi - Drive to E Cherry St

1.2 mi - Destination will be on your right.

Westbound on I-90 :

Take exit 3B for Rainier Ave S N

0.3 mi - Merge onto Rainier Ave S

0.1 mi - Turn right onto S Charles St

262 ft - At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on S Charles St

0.1 mi - Turn left onto 20th Ave S

0.3 mi - Turn right onto S Jackson St

0.2 mi - Turn left onto 23rd Ave S

0.6 mi - Turn right onto E Cherry St

69 ft - Destination will be on the right.

Transit: Metro buses 48 and 3 will all take you within 0.2 miles of Garfield Community Center. You can call METRO (206-553-3000) or check the METRO website’s Trip Planner for bus route schedules and times.

Parking: There is a parking lot but space is limited. There is street parking as well.

***Translation services: If you need translation services at this town hall, please contact Congressman Smith's District Office at (425)793-5180 or email lyndall.bervar@mail.house.gov. Please give the office as much advanced notice as possible, and we will do all we can to provide translation services.

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