Local Students Encouraged to Participate in Mayor’s Youth Art Contest

Staff Report From Valdosta CEO

Monday, February 24th, 2020

Local students can put their art skills to paper and canvas depicting a favorite icon found within the City of Valdosta. Mayor Scott James Matheson is partnering with the the Valdosta Youth Council to host the first annual Mayor’s Youth Art Contest. The contest gives students—from public, private or homeschools--a chance to creatively highlight their favorite spots within the city.

Participants must be under the age of 18. Participants must submit original artwork of their own creation on paper or canvass not to exceed 8 inches by 10 inches. Subject matter of the submissions must feature something significant within the official Valdosta city limits.

First, second and third place winners will be selected by local judges and recognized by Valdosta Mayor Matheson at the April 23, 2020, City Council meeting. Finalists’ original submissions will be kept by the City for one year for display in City Hall. Other submissions will be kept by the City until, Monday, April 27, 2020 when they may be picked up from City Hall. Digital images of all entries will be kept by the City of Valdosta to be used for promotional purposes, and the City will have non-exclusive copyrights to the images.

The entries for the 2020 art contest must be mailed or hand-delivered by April 6, 2020 to the Public Information Office, Attention: Art Contest, 216 East Central Avenue, 3rd Floor, Valdosta, GA 31601. If you have any questions, please call the Public Information Office at 229-259-3548.