*****Media Advisory***** Pallone to Honor Congressional Arts Competition Winners

Apr 29, 2004

U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) will host an awards ceremony on Monday, May 3, in honor of the winners of the 2004 Congressional District High School Arts Competition, this years Military Service Academy nominees and the winners of the Congressional Award.

A total of 72 high school artists from various schools in Middlesex and Monmouth counties participated in this years art competition, which is part of the nationwide program known as "An Artistic Discovery." Local judges chose first, second and third place winners, and also awarded 15 honorable mentions. The first place winning artwork will be displayed for the next year in the corridor in the United States Capitol with other winning pieces from around the nation.

Also being honored at the reception will be this years 21 nominees to the West Point, Air Force, Merchant Marine and Naval Academies. Fiver others will be presented the Congressional Award, which was started by Pallones predecessor, the late U.S. Rep. Jim Howard.

The ceremony is open to the media, but otherwise limited to invited guests because of space limitations.

WHAT: Sixth Congressional District Spring Awards Ceremony

WHEN: Monday, May 3rd, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Wilson Hall at Monmouth University

400 Cedar Ave. in West Long Branch