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Congressman David Scott to Honor Students at 16th Annual Congressional Art Competition

Washington, May 2, 2018

On Saturday, May 12, 2018, Congressman David Scott will honor student participants and the top winner of his 16th Annual Congressional Art Competition.

WHO:             Congressman David Scott; Douglas County Board of Commissioners; Cultural Arts Council of Douglasville; community members; and High School students from
                         Arlington Christian, Creekside, Dutchtown, Eagles Landing, Jonesboro, Kennesaw Mountain, Langston Hughes, McEachern, Mundy’s Mill, New Manchester, Riverdale,
                         Stillwell School of the Arts and Union Grove.

WHAT:           Ceremony recognizing Thirteenth Congressional District student artists and announcing the first place winner of Congressman David Scott’s 2018 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 12, 2018, 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 $430,000 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 2018 Summer Seminar scholarships of $1,200 for second place and $600 for third place.  Additional scholarships and awards will be presented to the top winners by AT&T, Georgia Power, Greystone Power, High Museum of Atlanta and Six Flags Over Georgia.

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