Art Competition

Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional district.

The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in the Northern Mariana Islands. The over-all winner of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nation-wide.

The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.  To access the form, please click the link above.

If you would like more information on the annual Congressional Art Competition - including next year's deadlines - please contact your congressional office.

Marianas High School Senior, Gericho Conge's 2022 winning entry entitled, "Hopeful Sunrise."

Agape Christian School sophomore, Yurong Ruth Zhang with her 2021 Congressional Art Competition Winning art piece, "Dancing With Moon and Waves."

Mount Carmel School Sophomore, YuJeong Son's 2020 winning entry entitled, "Dream in the Mariana Sea."

Ms. Julia S. Malate's peice, "Marianas Strong" (MHS 2019), comes only a few months after the CNMI was ravished by Super Typhoon Yutu. Malate describes her piece as "a sight not worth seeing, yet the woman stands strong upholding the culture."


Saipan Southern High School Junior, Cheyanne Manuel's 2018 winning entry entitled "Depths of the Marianas."


Cerijean Mangubat (left) and chaperone, in Washington DC attending the reception for winners of the 36th Annual Congressional Art Competition (2017). Ms. Mangubat's piece,  Floral Home, topped fifteen entries.

2016 Congressional Art winner, Christian Montiveros and I are joined by Marianas High School Principal, Cherlyn Cabrera, and Art Teacher Justin Mc Allister. Christian's winning art piece is entitled "Marianas Fruit Dove by the Sunset."

Kathy He, Marianas High School student, with her 2015 Congressional Art Competition winning entry, "Spring's Color" and her Congressional Commendation.

Marianas High School sophomore, Su Jeong Kim with her 2014 Congressional Art Competition winning entry, "Sunset".

2013 Congressional Art Competition winner Krisna Balolong, a sophomore at Marianas High School, with her winning artwork titled “Shades of Perfection.”

Marianas High School sophomore Hannah Alcordo, Northern Marianas’ winner of the 2012 Congressional Art Competition. Her pastel, Clashing Cultures and the World, was selected from among 34 entries by a panel of local judges.


Bryan Jose Obaldo Deleon Guerrero, a senior from Marianas High School, with his winning entry in the 2011 Congressional Art Competition – “Peskadot,” a pastel of a man and young boy fishing in the twilight.


Kagman High School teacher Peter Aldan with his student Aaron Tomokane, winner of the 2010 Congressional Art Competition and his winning entry “Roots.”


Rosanna L. Camacho winner of the 2009 U.S. Congressional Art Competition with her winning entry.


Winning artwork from every state and territory on display at the US Capitol tunnel connecting House offices and the Capitol.