2018 4th District Art Competition returning to Wallace State


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt, R-Alabama on Friday called for entries in the 2018 Congressional 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.

“The 2018 Congressional Art Competition award ceremony and reception will be held at the Burrow Center for the Fine & Performing Arts Building located on the campus of Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, Alabama.  The date for the ceremony is Monday, April 23 at 10:30 a.m.  All students participating in the competition, along with their parents and art teachers, are invited to attend the reception and ceremony.

“Wallace State hosted the competition in 2015 and it was a huge success.  (Wallace State President) Dr. (Vicki) Karolewics, and all of the staff at Wallace, went above and beyond to make the event successful and to provide the students with a great experience.

“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.  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.

“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.  For more information, please contact Pam Abernathy in our Gadsden District Office at 256-546-0201 or by email at pam.abernathy@mail.house.gov.  We look forward to seeing the creations of students in the 4th District on display soon at Wallace State.”

About the competition

Each spring, the Congressional Institute  sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.

Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.

Learn more at https://www.house.gov/educators-and-students/congressional-art-competition.

Photo courtesy of the Congressional Institute.