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Congressman David Scott Announces 10th Annual Congressional Art Competition

Washington, February 1, 2012

Today Congressman David Scott (D-GA) announced his sponsorship of the 10th Annual Congressional Art Competition, An Artistic Discovery, for Georgia’s Thirteenth Congressional District.  High school students from throughout Georgia’s 13th District are invited to submit artwork for the competition. Artwork submitted to the competition will be on display March 1 – 25 at the Arts Clayton Gallery.

The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to showcase the artistic talents of high school students in the 13th District.  Students may obtain entry forms and guidelines from their High School Art Teachers and Congressman Scott’s Office.  Entries must be received in Congressman Scott's Jonesboro or Smyrna District Office by Friday, February 17, 2012.

The winning piece of art from Scott’s district will join winners from Congressional districts around the country and be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.  The first place winner will be invited to see their art displayed in the Capitol during an unveiling ceremony in June.  Scholarships will also be awarded to the top winners as follows: $10,000 – first place, $5,000 – second place, $2,500 – third place, and $1,000 – fourth place, all by the Art Institute of Atlanta; and $1,500/ year to the first-place winner by the Savannah College of Art and Design.  Congressman Scott will host an awards ceremony naming this year’s top winners on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Arts Clayton Gallery.

For more information, interested students should contact Audra Braswell Bleecker at 770-210-5073.

GUIDELINES AND FORMS:

2012 Congressional High School Art Competition Guidelines
Use this link to read a complete list of rules and guidlines for the 2012 competition.  Artwork that does not comply with the rules will not be accepted.

2012 Student Information and Release Form
This form must be printed and fully completed. The student, his/her parent/ guardian, and his/her art teacher must sign it.  This completed form must be attached to the back of the submitted artwork.

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