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DeKalb County State Court Division V Art Challenge Contest
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DeKalb County State Court Division V Art Challenge Contest

DECATUR – DeKalb County State Court Judge Eleanor L. Ross announced a Division V Art Challenge Contest in September for middle and high school students in the DeKalb County School System.

Newly appointed to the State Court bench, Judge Ross is looking for creative ideas to promote two of her passions: children and her community. She conceptualized the art contest to encourage middle and high school artists to share their talent. As a result, Elizabeth Eppes, the Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator for the K-12 DeKalb County School System was contacted and asked to distribute the contest to all DeKalb County Schools.

The response was overwhelming with more than 10 schools responding. Judge Ross also reached out to the community and contacted a local art supply company (Binders Art Supplies and Frames) and inquired if they would be interested in partnering with her. Stuart Shapiro of Binders eagerly agreed and looks forward to co-sponsoring the event. “This contest is a means of helping creative and artistic youth to voice their thoughts and ideas. When so many art programs are being reduced or eliminated, this is an opportunity to support the arts as well as the talent that exists in our community,” said Ross.

Submissions are still being accepted through Nov. 7 and winners will be notified by Nov. 18. Prizes will be presented either during a PTA meeting or on a specified date at the courthouse. The winners’ art will also be displayed in the chambers and jury room of Division V in the State Court of DeKalb County.

For more information about the contest, please contact Michelle Beck at 404-371-2300.

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