Aderholt calls for entries in 2019 Congressional Art Competition

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The winning entry from District 4 in 2017, "Karmann Ghia" by Magnolia Bachman (www.house.gov)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Robert Aderholt,R-Alabama today called for entries in the 2019 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 Congressional 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 2019 Congressional Art Competition award ceremony and reception will be held at Jasper High School’s Pam Brown Performing Arts Theater in Jasper. The date for the ceremony is Monday, April 15 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.

“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. (These expenses are covered by private donations.)

“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 and encouraged 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 in Jasper.”