LaMalfa announces opening of 2024 Congressional Art Competition

Today, Congressman Doug LaMalfa announced that the Spring 2024 Congressional Art Competition is now open to all high school students in the 1st District. This year’s theme is “Dams and Lakes for Goodness Sakes — Storing Water for Flood and Food.”

Competition guidelines and additional information can be found at The deadline to apply is Friday, April 26.

The overall winning artwork will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol along with other contest winners from all the 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. There will also be a reception in the U.S. Capitol held in honor of the Congressional Art Competition Winners.

“I am pleased to announce that this year’s Congressional Art Competition is open, and this year’s theme is ‘Dams and Lakes for Goodness Sakes — Storing Water for Flood and Food,'” LaMalfa said. “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. I enjoy seeing California’s 1st 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.”

About Doug LaMalfa
Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District, including Lassen, Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama and Yuba counties.