Drawings will be judged on how well the artwork represents modern agriculture found in Cherokee County or Georgia’s agriculture industry and on artistic merit.
“Agriculture contributes more than $65 billion annually to Georgia’s $786.5 billion economic output,” 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 the industry makes to our lives every day.”
The first place winner of the Cherokee County Farm Bureau contest will receive $100 and the second place county winner will receive $75.
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 Feb. 13.
“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.
The Cherokee County Farm Bureau Art Contest winner will be entered in the Georgia Farm Bureau First 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. Previous state winners are not eligible.
Submitted artwork should be drawn in black ink or dark soft lead pencil on an 8 1/2 x 11 inch piece of white paper. The artwork should be camera ready.
For more information, contact the Cherokee County Farm Bureau office at (770) 479-1481, ext. 0.
Information about the contest can be found at www.gfb.org by selecting GFB Programs and then selecting Ag in the Classroom.