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Congressman Hank Johnson opens student art contest

 Scholarships worth $20,000 at stake


Congressman Hank Johnson is inviting students to enter the annual Congressional Arts Competition. Winners will have the chance to have their artwork displayed in Washington, D.C. and the opportunity to compete for college scholarships.


Eligible high school students in the Fourth District, which include parts of DeKalb, Gwinnett, Rockdale and Newton counties, are encouraged to apply.


Entries must be designed according to the specifications in the competition guidelines, which can be found at Congressman Johnson’s web site: competition.


Each district will honor its winning artwork by hanging it in the tunnel leading to the United States Capitol building in Washington, D.C., for a year.


Winners will receive transportation for two to Washington, D.C. and hotel accommodations for one night for the ribbon-cutting event to unveil the winning entries.


Winners of the competition also will be eligible for college scholarships from the Art Institute of Atlanta ($10,000, $5,000, and $2,500) or the Savannah College of Art and Design ($3,000 per year).


The deadline for entries is April 14. Mail entries to: 5700 Hillandale Drive, Suite 120, Lithonia, GA 30058.

For more information, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or betty.dixon@ or call 770-987-2291.

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