Congressman David Scott, D-GA, on Jan. 10 announced his 12th Annual Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery,” for Georgia’s Thirteenth Congressional District. High school students who reside in or attend a public, private or home school in Georgia’s 13th District are invited to submit artwork for the competition.
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 $300,000 in scholarships to local student winners of his annual art competition.
The first place entry from Congressman Scott’s district will join other first place winners from around the country and be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. Scholarships will be presented to the top winners as follows: $10,000 – first place, $5,000 – second place, and $2,500 – third place, all by the Art Institute of Atlanta; as well as $3,000/ year to the first-place winner by the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Entries must be received in either Congressman David Scott’s Smyrna or Jonesboro District Office by Feb. 12. Students may obtain entry forms and official guidelines from Congressman David Scott’s Office and their high school art teachers.
There is no mandatory theme for the competition and participants must be present at the awards ceremony in order to win. Congressman Scott will host an awards ceremony naming this year’s top winners on March 1 at the Douglas County Museum of History and Art, located at 6754 Broad Street, Douglasville, Georgia 30134.
For more information and competition entry forms and guidelines, please contact Angie Storey at 770/432-5405 or visit http://davidscott.house.gov/constituentservices/artcontest.htm.