Congressional art contest deadline looms

4/4/2014, 5:02 a.m.

Talented high school artists can vie for scholarships up to $10,000 in the 2014 Congressional Arts Competition.

Winners will be eligible for $10,000, $5,000 and $2,500 scholarships from the Art Institute of Atlanta or a $3,000-a-year scholarship from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Winners also will have their artwork displayed for a year at the U.S. Capitol in Washington.

Eligible students in the 4th Congressional District, which includes parts of DeKalb, Gwinnett, Rockdale and Newton counties, can enter through April 15.

Entries must be designed according to the specifications in the competition guidelines, which are available at hankjohnson.house.gov/serving-you/art-competition.

Winners from the 4th District also will receive transportation for two to Washington and hotel accommodations for one night for the ribbon-cutting event that unveils all the 2014 winners.

All art entries must be received in U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson’s district office at 5700 Hillandale Drive, Lithonia, GA 30058, Suite 120, on April 14 and 15.

For more information, e-mail Eric Hubbard at eric.hubbard@mail.house.gov or Betty Dixon at betty.dixon@mail.house.gov or call 770-987-2291.