To enter the contest, students should contact the Cherokee County Farm Bureau for an official entry form and contest rules. All entries must be received at the Cherokee Farm Bureau office by Friday.
“This contest is a wonderful way for art teachers and home-school parents to encourage their students to creatively explore modern Georgia agriculture,” said Jeannie Ross, Cherokee County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee chairman.
Each high school entering the Cherokee County Farm Bureau Art Contest will have a first place and a second place winner. The first place school winner will receive a check for $50; the second place school winner will receive a check for $50.
The first place county winner will receive a check for $100 and the second place county winner will receive a check for $75. The checks and certificates will be presented at the school awards day.
“Agriculture generated a total economic impact of $71.1 billion on Georgia’s $763.6 billion economy in 2012,” said William Grizzle, Cherokee County Farm Bureau president. “The purpose of the Farm Bureau Art Contest is to encourage students to increase their knowledge of Georgia agriculture and the contributions it makes to our lives every day.”
Drawings will be judged on how well the artwork represents modern agriculture found in Cherokee or Georgia’s agriculture industry and artistic merit.
The Cherokee County Farm Bureau Art Contest winner will be entered in the Georgia Farm Bureau District 1 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. Previous state winners are not eligible.
Georgia Farm Bureau and SunTrust Bank of Middle Georgia sponsor the contest. The Georgia Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee coordinates the contest.
For information, contact the Cherokee County Farm Bureau office at (770) 479-1481 ext. 0, or visit http://www.gfb.org/programs/aic.
All entries must be officially submitted by the Cherokee Farm Bureau to the Georgia Farm Bureau home office.