Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Indiana
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Art Competition

I'm excited to annnounce the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. More details, including entry forms, will be avialable in the coming weeks, but submissions are due on April 28, 2017, before 5:00 p.m. to either the Carmel or Anderson offices in Indiana. The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students who live or attend school in the 5th District. 

Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage artistic talent nationwide, as well as in our congressional district. The Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.

All entries must meet the following criteria:

  • Be two dimensional.
  • Be no larger than 26 inches by 26 inches by 4 inches, including the frame.
  • Not weigh more than 15 pounds.
  • Be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws.

If you have any questions regarding the Art Competition, please contact Autumn Meeker in our Anderson office at (765) 640-5115 or by email at

Congratulations Melany Reyes of Pike High School!

The 2016 Congressional Art Competition winner is Melany Reyes, a junior at Pike High School. 'Bright Faces of Indiana,' a photograph taken by Melany, was chosen as the over-all winner from the Fifth District by a panel of judges who praised Melany’s use of light as well as the hopeful and contemplative nature of the work. ‘Bright Faces of Indiana’ will be displayed in the United States Capitol for the next year, along with artwork from other contest winners from around the country.