Mar 6, 2018

Washington, DC (March 6, 2018) Congressman Steve Pearce today 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 will be displayed on the grounds of the United States Capitol, hanging in the tunnel of the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C. Furthermore, the winner will receive two complimentary roundtrip tickets to enable him/her to attend the unveiling ceremony in Washington, D.C. 

High School Students from New Mexico’s Second Congressional District are encouraged to apply.  Submissions must be no larger than 26 inches high, 26 inches wide, and 4 inches deep. If your artwork is selected as the winning piece, it must arrive in Washington, DC, framed. Even when framed, it must still measure no larger than the above maximum dimensions. No framed piece should weigh more than 15 pounds. It is strongly recommended, but not required, that submissions be matted.

Application materials are available online at The application form, artwork, and signed release form must all be submitted to Congressman Pearce’s district offices in Hobbs, Las Cruces, Socorro, or Roswell located at:

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

Deadline to submit your artwork is April 20, 2018. Please contact Barbara Romero, District Advisor at 575-517-7330 or with any questions.