Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The winning work is displayed for one year in the Capitol. The Congressional Art Competition is open to high school students in participating districts. Applications must be sent to representatives by March 29, 2013. Rep Hansen Clarke (D-MI) and Rep Tim Griffin (R-AR) are co-hosting the 2013 contest.
One of the 2012 winners was Lamberto Elizondo from Killeen High School in Killeen, TX for his drawing “Mexico’s History.” Congressman John Carter represents Elizondo’s 31st district of Texas. In 2006, Carter signed the bill to build a fence along the Texas-Mexico border.