SRTC Seeking Entries for Student Art Contest

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In April, Georgia celebrates the importance of manufacturing in our state with a week’s worth of activities called Manufacturing Appreciation Week. It’s an annual event that recognizes the contribution of manufacturing to Georgia’s economy. An important part of this event is the Student Design Competition, which involves children and teens in the celebration and teaches them about manufacturing.

Students from across Georgia are encouraged to submit artwork to their local technical college, Southern Regional Technical College, depicting the importance of manufacturing to their lives and communities. From these statewide submissions, four winners in each of three categories are chosen:

• Grades K-5

• Grades 6-8

• Grades 9-12

Winners receive the following prizes if they are a state level winner:

• First-, second-, third-place and honorable mention winners in each category will be honored at the Governor’s Awards Luncheon.

• The Governor of Georgia will present each winner with a certificate, and the first-place winners each receive a monetary scholarship of $500. The second-place winners receive $300, the third-place winners receive $100, and honorable mentions receive $50.

• The winning entries will be displayed at the Governor’s Awards Luncheon on April 27, 2017 at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta.

The deadline for entry in the Student Design Competition is January 12, 2017. All entries should be turned in to the marketing department at Southern Regional Technical College, 15689 US Highway 19 North, Thomasville, GA.

Encourage your K-12 artists to create artwork that celebrates the manufacturers in our communities. SRTC has had a number of local winners over the years, and we would like our area to again be represented at the competition.

For questions, please contact Cole Posey at (229) 225-3995 or

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