Congressional Art Competition

(2015 Art Competition Winner, "Night Owl" by Alondra Gonzales)

Congressman Steve Pearce invites high school students from across New Mexico’s Second Congressional District to apply for this years’ Congressional Art Competition.  Since this competition was created in 1982, hundreds of thousands of high school students from around the country have participated at the local level.  The winning entry from last year’s competition currently hangs in the tunnel of the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C.  

The winning piece of art from each district will be displayed on the grounds of the United States Capitol.  Furthermore, the winner will receive two complimentary roundtrip tickets and two nights’ complimentary hotel accommodations to enable him/her to attend the unveiling ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Submissions will be displayed on Rep. Pearce’s Facebook Page.  To follow the progress of the competition, students, teachers, and community members are encouraged to “like” Rep. Pearce’s Facebook Page.  The results of the competition will be announced exclusively on Facebook once a winner is selected.

High School Students from New Mexico’s Second Congressional District are encouraged to apply.  Submissions must be no larger than 28”x28”x4” framed.  It is strongly recommended, but not required, that submissions be matted.  Congressman Pearce’s office will arrange to have the winning entry framed before it is shipped to Washington, D.C.

The application form, artwork, and signed release form must all be submitted to one of Congressman Pearce’s district offices (addresses below) in Hobbs, Las Cruces, Socorro, or Roswell.

All materials must be submitted no later than Monday, April 20. 

Please email Bernadette Granger, Director, Hobbs Office, or call her at 575-973-3183 with any questions.


200 East Broadway Hobbs, NM 88240

Las Cruces

570 N Telshor Blvd  Las Cruces, NM 88011


1717 W 2nd Street, Suite 110 Roswell, NM 88201


111 School of Mines Road  Socorro, NM 87801