Press Release

Congressman David Scott to Honor Students at 15th Annual Congressional Art Competition

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Washington, May 12, 2017 | comments

On Saturday, May 13, 2017, Congressman David Scott will honor student participants and the top winner of his 15th Annual Congressional Art Competition.

WHO:              Congressman David Scott; the Douglas County Board of Commissioners; Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville; community members; and high school students from Alexander, Arlington Christian, Charles Drew, Douglas County, Dutchtown, Eagles Landing, Eagles Landing Christian Academy, His Masters Voice, Jonesboro, Langston Hughes, McEachern, Mundy’s Mill, New Manchester, North Clayton, Our Lady of Mercy and Woodland.

WHAT:           Ceremony recognizing Thirteenth Congressional District student artists and announcing the first place winner of Congressman David Scott’s 2017 competition. The first place winner’s artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for 1 year along with other first place winners from around the country.

WHEN:           Saturday, May 13, 2017, 10:00 a.m.                   

WHERE:          Douglas County Courthouse, 8700 Hospital Drive, Douglasville, GA 30134

WHY:              The Congressional Art Competition was created in 1982 as a way to showcase the artistic talents of young people throughout the country.  To date, Congressman David Scott has awarded over $500,000 in scholarships to Thirteenth District students through his annual Congressional Art Competition.

This year the Art Institute of Atlanta will award the following scholarships at the ceremony on Saturday: $12,000-first place; $7,500-second place; and $3,500-third place.  The Savannah College of Art & Design will award scholarships for $3,000/ year for first place (renewable for 4 years), as well as 2017 Summer Seminar scholarships of $1,050 for second place and $500 for third place.  Additional scholarships and awards will be presented to the top winners by AT&T, Chick-fil-A, Greystone Power and the High Museum of Atlanta.

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