Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


Apr 6, 2020
Press Release

ALBANY, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) announced the new electronic submission process for high school students from Georgia’s 2nd Congressional District who are interested in participating in the 38th Annual Congressional Art Competition.

"My office is still accepting entries for this year’s Congressional Art Competition. However, due to safety and security concerns as a result of the COVID-19 virus, we are switching over to an electronic submission process.” said Congressman Bishop.

All participants are encouraged to send an electronic copy of their artwork to Mrs. Toni Pickel at For the subject line, please use “2020 Congressional Art Competition Submission” and make sure the file format for the image of your artwork is either PNG, JPEG, or a PDF. You should also include the following information in the body of your submission email:

1. Student’s Name

2. School’s Name

3. Art Teacher’s Name

4. Student’s Grade Level

5. Name of Artwork

6. Medium Used

The winner of this year’s competition will be announced on Friday, April 17, 2020, and will have his or her artwork displayed for one year in the Cannon Tunnel, a busy underground walkway to the U.S. Capitol from the House office buildings and will have the unique opportunity to join Congressman Bishop at a national awards reception in Washington, D.C.

All artwork must be submitted to Mrs. Toni Pickel at no later than Monday, April 13, 2020. The official competition rules can be found here. For more information, please contact Mrs. Pickel in the Albany District Office by email at or by phone at 229-886-8470.