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Westerman Announces Art Competition Winner

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (AR-04) announced Maurice Bradford of Hot Springs’ Lakeside High School as winner of the Fourth District Congressional Art Competition. Bradford’s submission, entitled “Discovery,” placed first in a field of 105 entries.

“I congratulate Maurice for this achievement,” Westerman said. “His talent is impressive and he is a wonderful representative of the Fourth Congressional District. I look forward to his art being placed in the Capitol, where I and thousands of others will see it each day.”

Each spring, a nationwide high school arts competition is sponsored by members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in the Fourth Congressional District.

The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in the Fourth District. The winning artwork will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington includes the winning artwork from all participating districts from around the country. The winning artwork is also featured on’s Congressional Art Competition page.

The following are the top five submissions to the Fourth District Congressional Art Competition:

  • 1st Place: Maurice Bradford, Lakeside High School, “Discovery”
  • 2nd Place: Cassidy Light, Woodlawn High School, “Order Out of Chaos”
  • 3rd Place: Kayla Morrow, Arkansas High School, “Women of the World”
  • 4th Place: Kayla Morrow, Arkansas High School, “Lights”
  • 5th Place (Tie): Maggie Haney, Paris High School, “Charlie and Macy”
  • 5th Place (Tie): Rebecca Jackson, Arkansas High School, “Chapel In the Woods”

Art competition submissions may be viewed at Westerman’s Flickr page. Photos of the winning entries and artists are available for download at Westerman’s Facebook page.

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