Area students can now submit artwork for Spring 2024 Congressional Art Competition

Mar. 15—High school students in Yuba, Sutter, and Colusa counties can now submit artwork for the annual Congressional Art Competition, U.S. Congressman Doug LaMalfa's office announced on Friday.

This year's theme is "Dams & Lakes for Goodness Sakes — Storing water for flood & food." With a deadline of April 26, the winning artwork will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., along with other contest winners from other Congressional districts nationwide.

"The winner not only receives the honor of having their art hang in the Capitol exhibition, but will also receive two tickets (for the student and one guardian) from Southwest Airlines to fly to Washington, D.C., and take part in viewing their art in the exhibition," officials said. "There will also be a reception in the U.S. Capitol held in honor of the Congressional Art Competition Winners."

Guidelines and additional information for the competition can be found on LaMalfa's website at

"The Congressional Art Competition is a nice opportunity for talented young adults to compete to showcase their abilities to the entire country, and I look forward to viewing all the great submissions," LaMalfa said in a statement. "I enjoy seeing California's First District's winning piece in the halls of the Capitol as well as so many others from around our nation and point them out to visitors and tours. It's a bit of optimism and positivity as we trek to the Floor for debates and votes."

LaMalfa represents California's First Congressional District, which includes Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama and Yuba counties.