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Farm Bureau seeks entries for high school art contest

Are you a high school student who likes to create art or do you know one who does? Then check out the 2019 Georgia Farm Bureau High School Art Contest. The state winner will receive $250, two state runners-up receive $150, and 10 district winners will each receive $100.    


The contest is open to all public, private and homeschool students in 9th through 12th grades. Finished artwork must be on 8.5x11-inch white paper and should be created in the colors black, white and gray. Contestants may use a variety of media to create their artwork including graphite, charcoal, pastel, chalk, colored pencil, pen-and-ink, ballpoint pen or mixed media appropriate for printing. The artwork should be camera ready. Only one entry per person. Multiple entries will be disqualified. Previous state winners are not eligible.


The Coffee County Farm Bureau encourages students to enter the contest. The first place winner of the Coffee County Farm Bureau Art Contest will receive $100, the second place winner will receive $75 and the third place winner will receive $50.


“The purpose of the Farm Bureau Art Contest is to encourage students to creatively explore Georgia agriculture and increase their knowledge of the contributions it makes to our lives. Georgia farmers produce a wide variety of crops and livestock including poultry, beef cattle, dairy, cotton, peanuts, timber, pecans, blueberries and many other fruits and vegetables,” said Derek Pridgen, Coffee County Farm Bureau president. “Between the crops Georgia farmers grow and the jobs agriculture creates to harvest, process and transport these crops, agriculture contributed $73.3 billion to Georgia’s $972 billion economy in 2016.”


Drawings will be judged on 1) how well the artwork represents modern agriculture found in Coffee County or Georgia and 2) artistic merit.


To enter the contest, students should contact the Coffee County Farm Bureau for an official entry form and contest rules or visit www.gfb.ag/artcontest. All entries must be received at the Coffee Farm Bureau office by Wednesday February 20, 2019.


The first place winner of the Coffee County Farm Bureau Art Contest will be entered in the Georgia Farm Bureau Tenth District competition. The district winner will receive a cash prize of $100.  The ten GFB district winners will compete for the state prize of $250 cash. Two runners-up will each receive $150 cash. All entries must be officially submitted by the Coffee County Farm Bureau to the Georgia Farm Bureau home office.


Students must be willing to allow Georgia Farm Bureau to reprint copies of their drawings. The winning artwork becomes the property of Georgia Farm Bureau and will be printed in a calendar distributed by Georgia Farm Bureau to promote agriculture.


The Georgia Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee coordinates the contest. For more information, contact the Coffee County Farm Bureau office at 912-384-4412.

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