College Savings Mississippi is running its sixth annual Art Contest today, January 7 through February 28. Mississippi students from Pre-Kindergarten through 12
Grade can enter by submitting their original artwork answering the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
A total of over $3,600 in Mississippi Affordable College Savings (MACS) scholarships will be awarded to the student winners, including a $100 MACS scholarship to the teacher or classroom with the most entries. Students will compete in four different age categories: Pre-Kindergarten through 2
Grades, and 9
Grades. A $529 MACS scholarship will be awarded to the first place winner in each category. The second place winner in each category will win a $250 MACS scholarship, and each third place winner will win a $100 MACS scholarship.
All winners will also be invited to a reception this Spring where their work will be displayed and their accomplishments will be honored.
Students up to 5
Grade must use an official entry form, which can be found
. Students in grades 6
through 12 may submit art of any medium sized 8 ½” x 11”. Rules, entry forms, registration forms, and judging criteria can all be found on my
Since I took office, we have distributed more than $120,000 in MACS scholarships through the Art Contest and other opportunities that promote college savings and help students get a jumpstart on their own accounts. The artwork submitted by students of all ages shows so much talent and we proudly display them in the reception area of my office in Jackson. I encourage you to come see their impressive little masterpieces!