CTC Honors GA’s Manufacturers with K-12 Art Contest

As the 2014 Georgia legislative session gets underway, an important talking point is the importance of continuing to support and build a strong manufacturing industry for the Peach State. Part of bringing awareness to that effort involves a special contest for children through their artistic visions and creativity.

Columbus Technical College is accepting entries for the 18th annual Manufacturing Appreciation Week (MAW) student design competition. The regional contest is open to all elementary, middle, and high school students in Columbus Tech’s six county (Muscogee, Harris, Talbot, Chattahoochee, Stewart, and Quitman) service area. The college must have the artwork in hand no later than Thursday, February 6th. Columbus Technical College plans to enlist the help of local leaders in the manufacturing arena to judge its regional competition. Prizes will be awarded to area winners in each age group at a ceremony at a later date. Artwork from all Columbus area participants will be taken to Atlanta the following week for the statewide judging.

Above is a sample flyer with the rules for the art contest.

Above is a sample flyer with the rules for the art contest.

At the state level, winners will be chosen in elementary, middle and high school groupings. The first, second, third place, and honorable mention state winners in each category will be honored at the Governor’s Awards Luncheon on April 17 at the Georgia International Convention Center. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal will present the first-place winners with $500 scholarships. The second-place winners will receive $300, the third-place winners will receive $100, and honorable mentions will receive $50 scholarships.

For more information contact Jamie Loyd/VP of Economic Development at jloyd@columbustech.edu or Cheryl Myers/Exec. Dir. of Community & College Relations at cmyers@columbustech.edu.

Submit entries via mail or delivery to:

Columbus Technical College
c/o Economic Development Division
928 Manchester Expy
Columbus, GA 31904

For additional information on Georgia Manufacturing Appreciation Week, visit www.georgiamaw.org.