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Art contest for students promotes manufacturing
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This year's Manufacturing Appreciation Week Student Design Contest first place winner for high school students was submitted by Laura Bussey of Harris County High School. - photo by Photo provided.

SAVANNAH — Savannah Technical College is accepting entries for the 20th annual Manufacturing Appreciation Week Student Design Contest.

The competition is open to all elementary, middle and high school students in Georgia.

The annual contest is in conjunction with Manufacturers’ Appreciation Week, which is in April, and promotes awareness of the role manufacturing plays in the state’s economy for elementary to high school students.

Manufacturing is the process of creating objects that will be used by someone or used to build something else. Manufacturing provides jobs for approximately 364,724 Georgians. The nearly 9,456 manufacturing plants in Georgia are devoted to making products as diverse as textiles to automotive parts. Students should consider products made in their hometowns, counties or statewide to include Georgia products in their designs to illustrate the role that manufacturing plays in our community.

The artwork submitted to Savannah Tech will be entered in the statewide competition where winners will be chosen. The first, second, third place and honorable mention in each age category will be honored at the Governor’s Awards Luncheon. The first-place winners receive $500 scholarships. The second-place winners receive $300, the third-place winners receive $100 and honorable mention receives $50. The top entries will be displayed at the luncheon.

Entries must comply with the guidelines established by the Technical College System of Georgia. Art may be computer-generated or created with paint, watercolors, pencils, markers, crayons, charcoal, etc., but should be completely dry before shipping/delivery. Size for artwork is 11 by 17 inches. All work must be flat and 3-D objects cannot be glued or pasted to submissions. Designs will not be returned to contestants.

Entries must be labeled on the back, upper-right corner of each submission with the student’s name, school, school phone number and the words “Savannah Technical College.”

Artwork must be received by the STC Marketing and Communications Office at the Savannah Campus by noon on Jan. 15, for consideration. Mail or deliver entries to: Savannah Tech’s Liberty Campus, 100 Technology Drive, Hinesville, GA 31313. Entries may also be delivered to the Savannah Campus at 5717 White Bluff Road, Savannah, GA 31405, Attention: Office of Marketing and Communications.

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