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GDOT sponsors student art challenge

What does the future of transportation in Georgia look like to you?

That is the question budding Georgia artists must ponder if they want to compete in a contest sponsored by the Georgia Department of Transportation.

The contest is part of the department's celebration of its 100th birthday in 2016.

The entire year will be devoted to exploring the state's evolution from the red clay back roads of 1916 to the asphalt-paved highways and arterials of modern day.

“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 submissions can be done by hand, digitally, photographically or a combination of these. A written statement and completion of an entry form are also required.

Entries must be postmarked by Jan. 22. A first and second-place winner will be selected from each of four grade categories. Winners will receive their original art framed, an award certificate and five sets of Centennial postcards showcasing the eight winning works of art.

For details, click here or visit the Centennial Student Art Challenge webpage at




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