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The Albany Museum of Art’s annual "A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words" essay contest launches Tuesday and continues through Oct. 1.

ALBANY — Touring the Albany Museum of Art and writing about an art object will be especially profitable for three high school students and three college students.

The AMA’s annual “A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words” essay contest launches Tuesday and continues through Oct. 1. The top three essayists in each of the two categories — high school and college — will receive cash prizes at an awards ceremony scheduled for Oct. 14 at the museum.