DOWNEY -- Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) announced that the deadline for her 23rd Annual Lucille Roybal-Allard Student Art Competition is this Friday, Feb. 5, at 5 p.m.
The competition is open to all students in grades 9-12 who reside in the 40th Congressional District, which includes the cities of Bell, Bell Gardens, Commerce, Cudahy, Downey, Huntington Park, Maywood, Paramount, Vernon, and parts of Bellflower, East Los Angeles, Florence-Graham, South Los Angeles, and Walnut Park.
“This art competition is always a highlight of the year for me,” said Roybal-Allard. “It gives our local students a fantastic platform to share their creative gifts. There has been so much wonderful art produced in this competition throughout the years, and I am excited to see the amazing work that 40th District students will enter in this year’s competition.”
The winning entry will be on display in the U.S. Capitol for one year as part of the Artistic Discovery Congressional Art Competition for high school students. The winning student will also be awarded a $1,000 scholarship, a gift certificate for art supplies, and travel arrangements for two to attend the opening of the national exhibit in Washington, DC. Awards will also be presented to other top entries.
Winning entries will be announced on Wednesday, May 4, at the Citadel, during an awards program held in conjunction with the closing ceremony for a month-long local exhibit of the competition entries.
Artwork must be two-dimensional, no larger than 24 inches by 24 inches, and no smaller than 8 inches by 10 inches. A submission must be an original concept. It cannot be a reproduction, nor inspired by an existing photo, painting, graphic, advertisement or any work by another person, nor infringe upon the rights of a third party. Mediums that can be used individually or in combination are paintings, drawings, prints, film or digital photography, and computer-generated art.
Entries, along with completed entry forms and statements of compliance and understanding, should be delivered by Friday, Feb. 5, at 5 p.m. PST to:
Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard
500 Citadel Drive, Suite 320
Citadel Outlet Shopping Mall
Commerce, CA 90040
Complete guidelines and entry forms are available by calling Kim Tachiki-Chin at