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Atlanta Technical College announces 2014 art competition for K-12 students

     Atlanta Technical College is now accepting entries for the 18th annual Manufacturing Appreciation Week (MAW) student design competition.  The contest is open to all area elementary, middle and high school students.  Designs must be received by the Atlanta Technical College Office of Communications at 1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW, Atlanta, Georgia, by Tuesday, February 4, 2014.

     The artwork submitted to Atlanta Technical College will be entered in the statewide competition where winners will be chosen in elementary, middle and high school groupings.  The first-, second- and third-place and honorable mention winners in each category will be honored at the Governor’s Awards Luncheon on April 17 at the Georgia International Convention Center.  At that time the governor of Georgia, will present the first-place winners with monetary scholarships in the amount of $500. The second-place winners will receive $300, the third-place winners will receive $100, and honorable mentions will receive $50 scholarships.

    Entries must comply with the following guidelines established by the Technical College System of Georgia.  Artwork must be 11”x 17”. Art may be created with paint, watercolors, pencils, markers, crayons, charcoal, etc. but should be completely dry before shipping.  Art from grades 9-12 may be computer-generated.  All work must be flat and objects cannot be glued or pasted to submissions.  Please note that designs will not be returned to contestants.

    Entries should portray manufacturing specific to the state of Georgia and the following information must be included on the back, upper-right corner of each submission:  the student’s name, grade, school, phone number to the school and the words, “Atlanta Technical College submission.”

Artwork must be received by Tuesday, February 4, 2014, for consideration.  Submit entries via mail or delivery to: Atlanta Technical College, 1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, Attention: Office of Communications. For more information contact Terreta A. Rodgers, Director of Communications and Marketing at 404-225-4604 or

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