Art Competition

California State Senate District 29 Art Competition

General Information

We are pleased to announce the first annual 29th Senate District Student Art Competition! With such diversity in our district, we want to recognize and encourage artistic talent in our young constituents. This year’s theme is Beauty of Culture.

The competition is open to all schools, colleges, and organizations or residents in the 29th Senate District and will be split into 4 groups: grades K-5, 6-8, 9-12, and college level entries. There will be a first, second, and third place winner in each division. The first place winners in each division will have their art displayed in Senator Newman’s California State Capitol office for one year. The second and third place winners of each division will have their art displayed at the Senator’s district office in Brea for one year. The winners will be selected by a panel of judges.

We will host an Open House Student Art Reception at the Brea office on Thursday, June 8th to showcase the winners.

Participants may submit art of a variety of mediums, but entries must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Artwork must be two-dimensional
  • There is no size restriction, but please be considerate that winning artwork will be hung in an office space
  • Each entry must be original in concept, design, and execution
  • Each entry must not violate U.S. copyright laws. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo or image that was created by someone other than the applicant will not be accepted
  • Work entered must be in the original medium (i.e. not a scanned reproduction)
  • Limit one entry per applicant

Artwork may be submitted by mail or delivered in person by Friday, June 2nd to Senator Newman’s district office:

Office of Senator Josh Newman

Attn: Angie Shaw

1800 E. Lambert Rd. Ste. 150

Brea, CA 92821

For further information regarding the program, please contact Angie Shaw at (714) 671-9474 or at

Suitability Guidelines

While it is not our intent to censor any artwork, please be aware that winning artwork will be hung in California State Senate offices. Artwork depicting subjects of contemporary political controversy or are of an explicitly gruesome nature will not be accepted. If you are not sure about the suitability of a piece of artwork, please contact Angie Shaw at (714) 671-4029 or at


All submitted artwork must be accompanied by a Student Information and Release Form. The Office of Senator Josh Newman, the Senator, and the State Senate assume NO responsibility for the loss or damage of the entry. Entering the competition implies acceptance of this rule.