Congressional Art Competition

Each spring, a nationwide high school arts competition is sponsored by the members of the U.S. House of Representatives Congressional Arts Caucus. The contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in each Congressional District.

The contest is open to all high school students (grades 9-12). The winning entry selected to represent the Second Congressional District of Kentucky will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol as part of an exhibition comprised of artwork from across the country.

The Congressional Art 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, more than 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.

2019 Congressional Art Competition Dates and Information:

April 10, 2019 - All artwork and paperwork must be submitted to Congressman Guthrie's Bowling Green office
April 23, 2019- Announcement of winners

To apply, click on the following link:

Art Competition Packet 2019

If you need further information or have any questions, please contact my Bowling Green district office at 270-842-9896.

Keep scrolling down to see Congressman Guthrie’s 2018 winners from Kentucky's Second Congressional District.

Overall Winners

1st Place: Jenna Head, "Sandy Sea Shell"


2nd Place: Katie Hankins, "In Papa's Memory"

3rd Place: Cassi Payne, "Narcissism"

Facebook Competition: Janie Hunt, "Dean Winchester"


Overall Honorable Mentions (not in order of preference)

Noah Hernandez, "Night.Midnight.Lose my mind"

Marly Walls, "Grandpa"

Emma Simpson, "Self Portrain Cracked and Broken"

Brelayne Clutts, "Boule Dogue Francais"


Individual County Winners

Barren County - Lauren Witt

Boyle County - Emily Thomas

Bullitt County - Rebecca Jackson

Butler County - Denver Titchen

Edmonson County - Janie Hunt

Garrard County - Gracie Belt

Nelson County - Jenna Head

Warren County - Cassi Payne