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Congressman Matt Gaetz

Representing the 1st District of Florida

Art Competition

"Scenes of Northwest Florida" Congressional Art Competition 2019

Art Show Event Dates TBD
Northwest Florida State College, Niceville, FL 


Deadline to submit art work to the Pensacola office is Friday April 8, 2019 by 5:00 PM. If pick-up from the school is needed, please email Sara Lefevers at ONE WEEK BEFORE THE DEADLINE.

The 2019 Northwest Florida Congressional Art Competition will have a theme. The theme is “Scenes of Northwest Florida.” All artwork submitted for the competition must adhere to this theme. Subject matter should be something specific to our area/district (some examples might be: beaches, military, fishing, local farming, etc.) 


For Rules, Regulations, Student information and release form & Art Submission Checklist see "DOCUMENTS" below


Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Northwest Florida Congressional Art Competition and Show is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our Congressional District.

The Northwest Florida Congressional Art Competition and Show is open to all high school students in our District. The winning artwork of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will include the winning artwork from all participating districts from around the country. The winning artwork is also featured on's Congressional Art Competition page.

If you or any of your students have questions, please contact Sara Lefevers in my Pensacola District Office – or 850-479-1183.  We look forward to highlighting the artistic talents of the First Congressional District’s high school students.  

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DOCUMENTS: 2019 Art Submission Checklist, 2019 Rules and Regulations Congressional Offices, 2019 Rules for Students and Teachers, 2019 Student Release Form Fillable