The contest, which was created by DeKalb State Court Judge Eleanor Ross, begins Sept. 24 and ends Nov. 5.
Prizes include a gift certificate to Binders Arts Supplies & Frames. There will be a grand prize winner and first place, second place and third place for both middle and high school winners. Grand prize winners will receive a $100 gift card; first place – $50 gift card; second place – $25 gift card; and third place – $15 gift card.
Students can submit a painting, drawing, photography, collage or sculpture. The artwork should be labeled clearly with the entry form taped to the back. It should be framed or ready to be displayed.
The staff of Division V and representatives from Binders will select the winners. The selected art will hang in the Division V chambers and jury room for the entire year before it will be returned to the students.
Ross said she started the contest to encourage DeKalb middle and high school artists to share their talent.
Art should be delivered no later than Nov. 5 at 5 p.m. to Ross’ chambers in the DeKalb County Courthouse Judicial Tower, 556 N. McDonough St., Suite 3230, in Decatur. For more information, call 404-321-2300 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.