Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) 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 the 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.
Georgia Department of Transportation Centennial Student Art Challenge
THEME: What Moves You? Imagining Tomorrow’s Transportation
OPEN TO: Students in grades K-12, living in Georgia, and attending public, private or home-school.
DEADLINE: Postmark by January 22, 2016
WINNERS: Two winners (1st and 2nd Place) will be selected from each of 4 grade categories. Winners receive their original art framed; 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 atwww.dot.ga.gov/AboutGDOT/gdotcentennial/ArtContest.
GDOT’s 100-year focus includes the new Centennial web page that ties together all facets of the upcoming 2016 Centennial celebration. There you can view old photos, maps, publications and historical documents; a decade-by-decade timeline; a calendar of Centennial events; video interviews and oral histories – with more to come as 2016 approaches.
(This is a press release from Georgia Department of Transportation)