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Thompson Announces 2019 Fifth Congressional District Art Competition

Mar 7, 2019
Press Release
High school students urged to submit artwork

Washington – Today Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that he is now accepting applications for the 2019 Fifth Congressional District Art Competition, open to high school students. This annual competition showcases the artistic talents and ability of students in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories. All winning pieces are displayed in the United States Capitol.

“Each year, I am honored to see the artistic talent and skill from young artists across our district who submit pieces to my Fifth Congressional District Art Competition. These students represent our best and brightest artistic ability and I am proud to support them every year,” said Thompson. “One student’s artwork will be selected to hang in the halls of the Capitol for a full year and represent our district to the nation and I encourage everyone to participate in this exciting competition!”

The 2019 Fifth Congressional District Art Competition is open to high schoolers across Thompson’s District. The deadline to submit artwork is Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Artwork can be submitted to one of Thompson’s District Offices, including in Napa located at 2721 Napa Valley Corporate Drive, in Santa Rosa located at 2300 County Center Drive, Suite A100, or in Vallejo located at 420 Virginia Street, Suite 1C.

Artwork submitted must conform to the rules and regulations of the competition in order to be considered and those guidelines can be found by clicking here. Students, parents and teachers with questions can call Thompson’s office.


Congressman Mike Thompson is proud to represent California’s 5th Congressional District, which includes all or part of Contra Costa, Lake, Napa, Solano and Sonoma Counties.  He is a senior member of the House Committee on Ways and Means where he chairs the Subcommittee on Tax Policy. Rep. Thompson is Chairman of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force. He is also Co-Chair of the bipartisan, bicameral Congressional Wine Caucus and a member of the fiscally-conservative Blue Dog Coalition.