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SavTech youth design contest stresses importance of manufacturing to state

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POSTED: January 12, 2013 5:00 p.m.

SAVANNAH — Savannah Technical College is accepting entries for the 17th annual Manufacturing Appreciation Week student design competition.

The competition is open to all elementary, middle and high-school students in Georgia. The annual contest, held in conjunction with Manufacturers’ Appreciation Week, is designed to promote awareness of the important role manufacturing plays in the economy of Georgia.

Manufacturing provides jobs for approximately 408,427 Georgians. The nearly 9,000 manufacturing facilities in Georgia are devoted to making products as diverse as textiles to automotive parts.

Art for placemats and posters should portray manufacturing specific to the student’s local area, while T-shirt designs should depict manufacturing taking place in the entire state. Elementary-school children may compete in the placemat competition; middle-school students compete in the poster contest; and high-school students participate in the T-shirt design competition. The artwork submitted will be entered in the statewide competition; three winners will be chosen in each group. First, second and third place in each category will be honored at the Governor’s Awards Luncheon in April 2013. The first-place winners will receive $500 scholarships, second-place winners will receive $300 scholarships, and the third-place will receive $100 scholarships.

Placemat designs must be 11 inches by 17 inches; posters must be on 22 inches by 28 inches poster board, and T-shirt designs must fit in a 12-inch square. Art may be computer-generated or created with paint, watercolors, pencils, etc. All work must be flat. Designs will not be returned.

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 Friday, Jan. 25, for consideration. Mail or deliver entries to: Savannah Technical College, 5717 White Bluff Road, Savannah, GA 31405, Attention: Office of Marketing and Communications. Entries also may be delivered to the Effingham Campus (2890 Highway 21 South, Rincon, GA 31326) or Liberty Campus (100 Technology Drive, Hinesville, GA 31313).

For more information contact STC Director of Communications Amy Shaffer at 912.443.5512 or ashaffer@savannahtech.edu.

For additional information on Georgia Manufacturing Week or the competition, visit www.georgiamaw.org.

 

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