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Augusta-area students invited to enter design contest

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Jaden Jenkins, a student at Lake Forest Hills Elementary School in Augusta, was the first-place winner for students in kindergarten through fifth grade in last year's contest. (Source: Manufacturing Appreciation Week) Jaden Jenkins, a student at Lake Forest Hills Elementary School in Augusta, was the first-place winner for students in kindergarten through fifth grade in last year's contest. (Source: Manufacturing Appreciation Week)
AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

Augusta Technical College is encouraging all area elementary, middle and high school students to participate in the 2014 Annual Manufacturing Appreciation Week student design competition. 

Winners have the opportunity to win cash awards and attend the Manufacturing Appreciation Week luncheon in Atlanta with the governor. 

Students from across Georgia are encouraged to submit artwork depicting the importance of manufacturing to their lives and communities as part of Manufacturing Appreciation Week. The week was developed by the Technical College System of Georgia and the Georgia Department of Economic Development. 

Deadline to enter the student design competition is Feb. 7, and all entries should be submitted to Augusta Technical College, Attention Bonita Jenkins, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, 3200 Augusta Tech Drive, Augusta, GA, 30906. 

All students should submit artwork that is 11" by 17", and all artwork must be flat. Art may be created with paint, watercolors, pencils, markers, crayons, charcoal, etc. 

"I know that we have some creative and talented students in this area and I am sure we can send another winning entry," Jenkins said. 

Students should consider products made in their hometowns, counties or statewide to include Georgia products in their designs. 

For more information about the contest and to see last year's winning entries, visit www.georgiamaw.org or contact Jenkins at 706-771-4000, ext. 4019, or at bjenkins@augustatech.edu. 

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