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Mississippi State Treasurer David McRae Mississippi State Treasurer David McRae


2020 College Savings Mississippi Art Contest

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - Treasurer David McRae today announced all PreK-12 students have an additional month to participate in the College Savings Mississippi Art Contest. Submissions are due on April 30. Additionally, the office will now accept submissions via email at collegesavings@treasury.ms.gov.

“Thousands of Mississippi students will be home from school this month,” said McRae. “Art projects can help keep their minds active during this time, and that’s not all. Your child’s masterpiece could be worth $529. So, forget hanging it on the fridge. Submit your student’s next pencil sketch, crayon drawing, or watercolor painting and earn a scholarship today.”

Students in grades PreK-12 are eligible. Winners will receive a scholarship worth up to $529 in the form of a Mississippi Affordable College Savings (MACS) account. The deadline for submission is April 30, 2020.

While submissions continue to be accepted by mail, parents are invited to submit their student’s artwork online. To do so, simply photograph the painting, sketch, collage, etc., and email the image and registration form to collegesavings@treasury.ms.gov. The artwork must answer the question: What do you want to do when you grow up?

Wednesday, February 12, 2020  Registration is now open for the 7th Annual College Savings Mississippi Art Contest. The contest will run from February 12 through April 30. Students across Mississippi will be competing for over $3,600 in Mississippi Affordabl​e College Savings (MACS) scholarships by submitting an original piece of art based on the theme, "What do you want to be when you grow up?"

The contest is open to any Mississippi student from Pre-Kindergarten to 12th Grade, whether in a classroom, through an after school program, or by homeschooling. A $529 Mississippi Affordable College Savings (MACS) scholarship will be awarded to the first place contestant in each of the following age categories:

  • Pre-Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
  • 3rd - 5th Grades
  • 6th - 8th Grades
  • 9th - 12 Grades

A second place prize of a $250 MACS scholarship and third place prize of a $100 MACS scholarship will also be awarded in each category. Students in Pre-Kindergarten through 5th Grade should submit their artwork on an official entry form. Students in 6th - 12th Grades should submit their original 8.5" x 11" artwork using a medium of their choice.​

For more information on the Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade contest, click here.

For more infromation on the 5th through 12th grade contest, click here.​​​​​​​​​