you fell for the fake news JeffJ
Entry guidelines and an information/release form for the 2017 competition will be posted in early 2017.
All entries must meet the following criteria:Be two dimensional
Be no larger than 28 inches wide by 28 inches tall by 4 inches thick
Not weigh more than 15 pounds
Be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws.
Art Competition ¡¤ House.gov www.house.gov
#17 | POSTED BY SNOOFY
It seems it's you who are mistanken, first you show the 2017 entry guidelines, this painting was part of the 2016 competition.
The 2016 competition had the same "entry" guidelines, plus clear "suitability " standards which this painting runs a foul of.