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Students with artistic talent wanted

Congressman Scott accepting entries for art competition

Congressman David Scott

Congressman David Scott

— Congressman David Scott (D-Ga.) is looking for work.

He is looking for the kind of work that is inspiring.

He wants work that is engaging.

He needs work that makes people stop dead in their tracks and say, “I think that woman’s two heads are indicative of multiple personalities.”

The congressman is looking for artwork.

Scott is accepting artwork for his 11th Annual Thirteenth Congressional District Art Competition. The competition features work created by students at high schools in his district, which includes parts of Clayton and Henry counties, as well as Cobb, Douglas, Fayette and Fulton counties.

Although Scott has lost nearly half of Clayton County from his district this year, thanks to redistricting, he has also gained a deeper part of southwest Henry County and northern Fayette County.

The creators of the top entries will receive scholarships to either the Art Institute of Atlanta or the Savannah College of Art and Design. The first-place winner will receive a $3,000-per-year scholarship to SCAD and a $10,000 scholarship to the Art Institute.

The remaining scholarships, for the second- through fourth-place artists, come from the Art Institute in the amounts of $5,000 (second place), $2,500 (third place) and $1,000 (fourth place).

The first-place winner’s art will also go on display in the U.S. Capitol for a full year.

The competition entries will be on display throughout March in the Arts Clayton Gallery in Jonesboro. Competition winners will be announced during a March 16 ceremony.

Competition entries must be submitted by Feb. 15 at Scott’s Jonesboro District Office, located at 173 North Main St., or his Smyrna District Office, located at 888 Concord Road, Suite 100.