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SOMERSET, KY -- U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) announced today that the deadline for the 2020 Congressional Art Competition has been extended to May 25, 2020 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The nationwide competition has been postponed for one month, giving high school students more time to complete and submit artwork for the opportunity to represent Southern and Eastern Kentucky on a national stage. The winner's artwork from each congressional district will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. for one year.

To participate in the competition, students in Kentucky's Fifth Congressional District may submit a photo of their artwork, along with the required student release form, via email to by May 25th. 

"Artistic expression can be a wonderful outlet during challenging times, so I encourage our young artists to use their talents to capture this historic time in our country," said Congressan Rogers. "I applaud all of our students for working hard to complete schoolwork online and coming up with creative ways to encourage fellow classmates, friends, and especially our graduates." 

The winning artist will be invited to Washington, DC for a national reception and may also be eligible for a college scholarship.

All eligible artwork must be two-dimensional. Framed work cannot exceed 26" x 26" x 4" and cannot weigh more than 15 pounds.

To download a student release form and competition guidelines visit or click the links below. 

Click here to review 2020 rules and regulations

Click here to download a student release form