Department of Management Services

Art in the Capitol Competition

The Florida Legislature passed and Governor Rick Scott signed House Bill 701 establishing the Art in the Capitol Competition, a statewide visual arts competition for Florida students in grades 6 through 8. Each school district is required to hold an annual art competition with artwork judged by a selection committee consisting of art teachers. The winning art from each district is then displayed in the Capitol.

Artwork Parameters:

  • Must be two-dimensional;
  • Must weigh less than 15 pounds and not exceed 28”x28”x4”;
  • Must be original in concept, design, and execution;
  • Must not violate any copyright laws; and
  • Must include student’s name, grade, and school and the city in which the school is located.

The legislator for each district will forward the winning selection from his or her district for display in the Capitol. For the upcoming competition, the selected artwork should be provided by Friday, November 15, 2019, at 5 p.m. ET at the following location:

Attn: Derick Allen
REDM, Dept. of Management Services
The Capitol, Suite LL-12
400 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399

Winning submissions must be delivered in a condition that is ready to be displayed. DMS will collect and return all winning submissions to the appropriate legislator during the week of March 2, 2020.

Please contact Brandy Hedges at 850-488-5636 or, or Kim Vickery at 850-487-9928 or with questions regarding the submission and display of artwork in the Capitol.

A link to artwork displayed at the Capitol will be included here and updated as art is received.

Please note that the Department of Management Services is not responsible for any artwork that is lost, stolen, or damaged.