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Posted: October 25, 2016 4:06 p.m.

Entries sought for 2017 high school art contest

The Newton County Farm Bureau is asking students in 9th through 12th grades to enter the 2017 Georgia Farm Bureau High School Art Contest. The 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.


The winner of the Newton County Farm Bureau Art Contest will receive a $50 cash prize.


“Georgia farmers produce a wide variety of crops and livestock including poultry, beef cattle, dairy, cotton, peanuts, pecans, blueberries and many more fruits and vegetables as well as timber,” said Brent Galloway, Newton County Farm Bureau president. “Agriculture had a total economic impact of $74.3 billion on Georgia’s $907.7 billion economy in 2014 by not only producing raw commodities but also by creating a variety of jobs to harvest, process and transport these crops. 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 1) how well the artwork represents modern agriculture found in name of your county here or Georgia’s agriculture industry and 2) artistic merit.


To enter the contest students should contact the Newton County Farm Bureau for an official entry form and contest rules. All entries must be received at the Newton Farm Bureau office by Friday, March 3, 2017.


“This contest is a wonderful way for art teachers and home-school parents to encourage their students to creatively explore modern Georgia agriculture,” said Mary Nichols, Newton County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee chairman.


The Newton County Farm Bureau Art Contest winner will be entered in the Georgia Farm Bureau 3rd 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. Previous state winners are not eligible.
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 that is distributed by Georgia Farm Bureau to promote agriculture.

Georgia Farm Bureau and SunTrust Bank of Middle Georgia sponsor the contest. The Georgia Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee coordinates the contest. For more information, contact the Newton County Farm Bureau office at 770-786-7201. More information can be downloaded by visiting http://www.gfb.org/programs/aic. All entries must be officially submitted by the Newton County Farm Bureau to the Georgia Farm Bureau home office.

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