Atlanta Technical College Announces Design Competition for K-12 Students

ATLANTA - Atlanta Technical College is now accepting entries for the 15th 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 by Tuesday, February 8.

Elementary school children may compete in the placemat competition; middle schoolers in the poster contest and high students in the T-shirt design competition. The artwork submitted to Atlanta Technical College will be entered in the statewide competition where three winners will be chosen in each of the three groupings. The first, second and third-place winners in each category will be honored at the Governor’s Awards Luncheon on April 28 at the Georgia International Convention Center. At that time the governor of Georgia will present each winner with a certificate, and the first-place winners receive monetary scholarships for $500. The second-place winners receive $300 scholarships and the third place winners receive $100 scholarships. The top entries for placemat, poster and T-shirt designs will be displayed at the Governor’s Awards Luncheon.

Entries must comply with the following guidelines established by the Technical College System of Georgia. Elementary school placemat designs must be 11”x 17”; middle school posters must be created on 22” x 28” poster board and high school T-shirt designs must fit in a 12” square. Art may be created with paint, watercolors, pencils, markers, crayons, charcoal, etc. but should be completely dry before shipping. T-shirts 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 illustrate the role that manufacturing plays in our community and the following information must be included on the back, upper-right corner of each submission: the student’s name, school, phone number to the school and the words, “Atlanta Technical College.”

Artwork must be received by Tuesday, February 8 for consideration. Mail entries to: Atlanta Technical College, 1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, Attention: Office of Communications. For more information contact Terreta A. Rodgers, Director of College Advancement at (404) 225-4604 or trodgers@atlantatech.edu.

For additional information on Georgia Manufacturing Week or the MAW student design competition, visit www.georgiamaw.org.