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Georgia DOT conducts centennial art challenge
Deadline to submit piece of work is Feb. 26
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For details on submitting work, visit www.dot.ga.gov/AboutGDOT/gdotcentennial/ArtContest

For 100 years, the Georgia Department of Transportation has been managing the state’s transportation system, from the dirt roads of 1916 to the paved roads crisscrossing Georgia in 1939 to today’s modern interstates and highways.

To celebrates its 100th birthday, the department is having a centennial celebration to explores GDOT’s role in getting Georgia out of the mud.

“One way we’re doing this is through the eyes of Georgia’s students with our Centennial Student Art Challenge,” Georgia DOT Director of Communications Karlene Barron said.

The contest challenges students in grades K-12 to visually answer the question: What does the future of transportation in Georgia look like to you?

Art can be done by hand, digitally, photographically or a combination of these. A written statement and completion of an entry form are also required.

The contest is open to all students living in Georgia and attending public or private school or being homeschooled.

Winners receive their original art framed, an award certificate and five sets of centennial postcards showcasing the eight winning works of art.

Send entries to 600 West Peachtree St., Office of Communications – 18th floor, Atlanta, GA 30308. Entries must be postmarked by Feb. 26.

Two winners will be selected from each of four-grade categories.

For details, visit www.dot.ga.gov/AboutGDOT/gdotcentennial/ArtContest.

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