Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Indiana
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Brooks Provides 2020 Congressional Art Competition Update

Apr 8, 2020
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CARMEL, IN – Today Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) provided the following changes to the 2020 Congressional Art Competition due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

“Every year my staff and I look forward to hosting the reception honoring the talented high school students and their inspiring pieces of artwork. Unfortunately, in order to keep everyone safe in light of the COVID-19 outbreak we have decided to cancel the May gallery exhibit and student reception for this year’s Congressional Art Competition. However, we have extended the due date of submissions from April 17, 2020 until May 21, 2020 to allow students the time they need to finish or access projects that may have been delayed due to school closures. My staff and I also request the art work be submitted digitally in order to continue the social-distancing policy and prevent unnecessary trips outside your homes.”


All high school students who live or attend school in the Fifth District are eligible to compete. The winner’s artwork will be displayed in the United States Capitol Building for one year.

Artwork eligible for consideration must:

  • Be two dimensional
  • Be no larger than 26” x 26” x 4”, including the frame.
  • Weigh less than 15 pounds.
  • Be original in concept, design and execution.
  • Be digitally submitted to  by 5:00pm Thursday, May 21, 2020.

For more details on the competition, please visit