Rep. Banks Now Accepting 2023 Art Competition Submissions

Fort Wayne - Today, Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03) announced his office is now accepting submissions for the 2023 Congressional Art Competition.

This competition is open to all high school students in Indiana’s 3rd District. The artwork that wins the district competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The winner will receive two tickets to Washington D.C. from Southwest Airlines to attend a reception, the date of which is to be determined.

The 2023 Contest Theme is Indiana. Indiana is the feeling of Hoosier satisfaction, devotion and attachment to the United States. Students should try to think outside of the box when deciding what Indiana means—and looks like—and show that in their artwork submission.

All submissions are due by 5:00PM on Monday, April 24, and participants should email their submission to or schools can call the office to arrange for a pickup of entries before the deadline.

The email submission should contain the following attachments:

  • A clear, high-resolution picture of the students’ artwork uploaded in a PDF, JPEG, or PNG file.
  • A scanned, signed copy of the Student Information & Release Form, complete to the best of the student’s ability, and uploaded as a PDF.

The subject line of the email should read “2023 Congressional Art Competition Submission.”

The email body should include:  

  1. Student’s Name
  2. School’s Name
  3. Art Teacher’s Name
  4. Student’s Grade Level
  5. Name of Artwork
  6. Medium Used
  7. Description of artwork. Student should make sure to write why they think their piece captures this year’s theme, and what the image means to them personally.

For additional details on the competition rules & guidelines, visit the Congressional Art Competition page on Congressman Banks’ website. 


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