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Farm Bureau seeks entries for art and essay contests

by Georgia Farm Bureau

Posted on Jan 09, 2020 at 0:00 AM

County Farm Bureau chapters across the state are accepting entries to the 2020 Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) Middle School Essay Contest and High School Art Contest. The deadline for entries in both contests to be received in the GFB home office is Feb. 28.

The essay contest is open to 6th, 7th and 8th-grade students who are being asked to write about the relationship between farmers and the soil, water and trees on their farms.

The contest is open to students attending public or private schools and home-schooled children. Students may enter in the county in which they live or attend school but not both.

The 10 GFB district winners of the essay contest will receive $100 each. The state winner will receive an additional $150. To enter, click here or contact your local county Farm Bureau office. All entries must be submitted by a county Farm Bureau to GFB.

The 2020 GFB High School Art Contest is open to all public, private and home-schooled students in 9th through 12th grades. Finished artwork must be on 8.5 x 11-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.

Entries are limited to one entry per person. Multiple entries will be disqualified. Previous state winners are not eligible.

Drawings will be judged on 1) how well the artwork represents modern agriculture found in the artist’s county or Georgia and 2) artistic merit.                                                            

To enter the contest, students should contact their county Farm Bureau for an official entry form and contest rules. County Farm Bureau contest winners will be entered in GFB district competition. The district winner will receive a cash prize of $100.  The 10 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 a 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.         For more information, click here or contact your county Farm Bureau office. 

The Georgia Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee coordinates both contests.

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