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2021 College Savings MS Art Contest has begun

The 2021 College Savings Mississippi Art Contest has begun.

State Treasurer David McRae launched the annual competition Monday. All students from kindergarten through grade 12 are eligible. Winners will receive a scholarship worth up to $529 in the form of a Mississippi Affordable College Savings account.

Money contributed to MACS can be used for tuition, books, supplies and certain room-and-board expenses. Accounts can be opened for as little as $25. For more information on the scholarship, visit Treasury.MS.gov/MACS.

“Art is about seeing the ordinary from a new perspective,” said McRae. “That skill set is the same required to succeed in higher education and the workforce. I look forward to seeing the hard work and creativity of Mississippi’s young people and am hopeful the winning scholarships will serve as a launching pad for recipients to pursue an education of their choice.”

Students are asked to create a work of art that answers the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

The contest deadline — originally March 31 — has been extended to April 30. Submissions may be sent by mail or a photograph of the artwork may be emailed along with the registration form to collegesavings@treasury.ms.gov.

For more information and full contest rules, visit Treasury.MS.gov/ArtContest.