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Aderholt Calls for Entries in 4th District Art Competition

February 19, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) released a statement calling for entries in the 2015 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.

“The 2015 Congressional Art Competition award ceremony and reception will be held at the Evelyn Burrow Center for Fine and Performing Arts at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville. The date for the ceremony is Monday, May 4 at 10 a.m. 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. Attached you will find a photo of the painting done by last year’s winner, Guntersville’s Helen Nguyen, as it is currently displayed inside the Capitol. 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 We look forward to seeing the creations of students in the 4th District on display soon at Wallace State.”

In Washington Congressman 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: