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Deadline approaching for entries in Rodrigue Foundation Art Contest

4 years 11 months 1 week ago Tuesday, February 10 2015 Feb 10, 2015 February 10, 2015 6:43 AM February 10, 2015 in Community
Source: WBRZ
By: Hunter Robinson

BATON ROUGE - The George Rodrigue Foundation Art Contest has received over 2,000 entries since 2010 and has contributed more than $200,000 in scholarships. Entries for this year's contest are due this week. The theme is ‘Louisiana's Music'.

"Louisiana has such a rich, vibrant music history from New Orleans jazz, to Cajun, to zydeco," Kim Graham told News 2's Kylie Dixon this morning on 2une In.

The winner of this year's contest will receive a $6,000 scholarship and have their work published on a poster that will be handed-out at four different concerts this year through a partnership with the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation.

The Rodrigue Foundation typically receives around 600 entries for the art contest and have already received hundreds this year. The scholarship is not tied to performance in the classroom.

"When George established the scholarship contest years ago, he said he was never gifted academically in traditional subjects so he didn't want to place any exclusions," Graham explains.

Students must be attending public, private or home schools in Louisiana with a junior or senior standing to be eligible. All entries must be submitted by Monday, February 16th. Visit the Rodrigue Foundation website for more information about the contest or to submit your work.


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