Congressman Jody Hice of Georgia’s 10th Congressional District, which includes Barrow County, announced that he is extending the deadline for the 2020 Congressional Art Competition in response to school closures resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. 

High school students in the district now have until April 20 to submit their artwork. Drop-off locations include the congressman’s offices in Monroe, Milledgeville and Thomson, as well as Greensboro City Hall.

“Because of disruptions in school schedules, I thought it prudent to extend our deadline and encourage students to still participate in this annual event,” Hice said in a news release. “The first-place winner will have his or her artwork on display in our Nation’s capital and will receive round-trip plane tickets to attend a reception with other winning artists from across the country. I hope that high school students will take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity.”

To access the student release form and competition guidelines, go to Hice’s website at

All entries must be original in concept and design and submitted to one of the following locations:

•Hice’s Monroe office, 100 Court St., Monroe, GA 30655

•Greensboro City Hall, 212 North Main St., Greensboro, GA 30642

•Hice’s Milledgeville office, 3015 Heritage Rd., Suite 6, Milledgeville, GA 31061

•Hice’s Thomson satellite office, 210 Railroad St., City-County Administration Building, Room 2401, Thomson, GA 30824

Rather than hosting a district reception, Congressman Hice will unveil the winning entry through an online platform, according to the release. 

For questions regarding contest details, contact Mark Elliott at 478-457-0007 or


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