Aderholt Calls for Entries for the 2016 4th District Art Competition

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Office of U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt

WASHINGTON, D.C. -Today, Monday, March 7, U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Alabama (4th District), released a statement calling for entries for the 2016 4th District Art Competition.

“I am pleased once again to be a sponsor of the United States Congressional Art Competition for high school students within the 4th District.  This is an annual nationwide event that recognizes and encourages the artistic talent we have in our district.  Students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to compete,” said Aderholt.

The 2016 Congressional Art Competition award ceremony and reception will be held at Northwest Shoals Community College in Muscle Shoals, Alabama on Tuesday, May 3 at 10:30 a.m.  Aderholt said that all students participating in the competition, along with their parents and art teachers, are invited to attend the reception, where refreshments will be served.

“The ‘Best of Show’ artwork will represent Alabama’s 4th Congressional District by being displayed in the U.S. Capitol Complex for an entire year,” he said. “In addition to having his or her artwork displayed in Washington, the winner will be awarded two round-trip airline tickets and $500 for expenses to attend the National Exhibition Reception in Washington, D.C. this summer.”

Last year’s winner was Cadley Jackson, of Guntersville.

“High school students wishing to compete should check with their school’s art teacher or administrators.  High schools within the 4th District will be receiving letters with more details.  Students who are home-schooled are also eligible to participate. We look forward to seeing the creations of students in the 4th District on display soon in Muscle Shoals,” Aderholt concluded.

For more information, contact Pam Abernathy in the Gadsden District Office at 256-546-0201 or by email at pam.abernathy@mail.house.gov.   

A video download from last year’s event can be found at http://qrne.ws/2015.

In Washington, Aderholt serves as chairman of the subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies for the powerful House Appropriations Committee; he is also a member of the committee’s Defense Subcommittee, the Committee’s Commerce, Justice and Science Subcommittee and the Helsinki Commission.

For more information about Aderholt’s work in Congress and the 4th District Art Competition, visit www.aderholt.house.gov.

Photo: Last year’s winner, Guntersville’s Cadley Jackson, shows off her winning entry.