Congresswoman Martha Roby

Representing the 2nd District of Alabama

Roby Congratulates 2014 Congressional Art Winners

April 24, 2014
Press Release

A Montgomery high school student was recently recognized for his artistic talents through the 2014 Second Congressional District Art Competition.  The competition was sponsored by U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) as part of the national Congressional Art Competition.  Submitted artwork from across Alabama’s Second Congressional District was displayed as a part of “Youth Art Month” at the Wiregrass Museum of Art in Dothan, Alabama.

Karvarus Moore, a junior at Booker T. Washington Magnet High School in Montgomery, Alabama., won first place for his ink, watercolor, and colored pencil drawing titled “Dream.” Justin Sloan, a senior at Prattville High School, was the runner-up for his drawing titled “A Trip Back.”  

“It is such an honor to recognize Karvarus and Justin for their impressive artistic talents,” Rep. Roby said in a statement. “I look forward to seeing Karvarus’s artwork hanging in the United States Capitol, and I know Justin’s drawing will be a great addition to my Washington office.

“I also want to recognize Karvarus and Justin’s instructors, Rachel Dudley at Booker T. Washington and Donna Britan at Prattville High School, for their guidance and commitment to the arts. I hope students will continue to take part in this truly unique opportunity to showcase the immense artistic talents we have in Alabama’s Second Congressional District.”

The winning artwork will hang for one year in the United States Capitol alongside the winning pieces from other Congressional districts.  The runner-up artwork will be on display in Rep. Roby’s Washington D.C. office.  All submitted artwork was independently judged by an art professional.

Each spring, Members of the U.S. House of Representatives sponsor a nationwide high school arts competition. The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide a process for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, more than 650,000 high school students have been involved with the competition.

The annual art competition is open to high school students in Alabama’s Second Congressional District. All entries must be an original in concept, design and execution. For more information on the competition rules and guidelines, click here.