Scott to host art competition


U.S. Rep. David Scott will host a special presentation Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m.-noon, at the Douglas County Courthouse Art Gallery on the third floor of the county courthouse at 8700 Hospital Drive in Douglasville, to honor all participating students of his 14th Annual Congressional High School Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery.”

To date, Scott has awarded more than $392,000 in scholarships to local student artists.

During the ceremony, the top winners of the competition will be announced. The first place entry from Scott’s district will join other first place winners from around the country and be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. Scholarships will be presented as follows: $12,000 – first place, $7,500 – second place, and $3,500 – third place, all by the Art Institute of Atlanta; and $3,000/ year to the first-place winner by the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Additional scholarship awards ranging from $500 to $1,500 will be presented to the top winners by AT&T, Chick-fil-A, Georgia Pacific, Georgia Power, and Greystone Power.

Participating high schools include: Alexander; Arlington Christian; Chapel Hill; Charles Drew; His Master’s Voice; Jonesboro; Langston Hughes; Lithia Springs; McEachern; Mundy’s Mill; New Manchester; Our Lady of Mercy; Pebblebrook; Stockbridge; and Vidalia Academy.