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The Georgia Department of Transportation celebrates its 100th birthday in 2016 with a year-long centennial celebration that explores GDOT’s role in getting Georgia out of the mud – from the dirt roads of 1916 to the paved roads crisscrossing Georgia in 1939 to today’s modern transportation system.

“While traveling through Georgia’s transportation past is fascinating, it’s also exciting to consider what may be in store for the future of transportation,” said Georgia DOT Director of Communications Karlene Barron. “One way we’re doing this is through the eyes of Georgia’s students with our Centennial Student Art Challenge.”

The contest challenges students in grades K-12 to visually answer this 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 official theme is “What Moves You? Imagining Tomorrow’s Transportation.”

The contest is open to students in grades K-12, living in Georgia, and attending public, private or home-school.

All entries must be postmarked by Jan. 22, 2016.

Two winners (first and second place) will be selected from each of four grade categories. Winners receive their original art framed; award certificate; and five sets of Centennial postcards showcasing the eight winning works of art.

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