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Farm Bureau Seeks Entries for Art Contest

The winner of the Douglas County Farm Bureau Art Contest will receive $100 cash prize.

The Douglas County Farm Bureau encourages students in 9th through 12th grade to enter the Georgia Farm Bureau Art Contest. The artwork should be drawn in black ink or dark soft lead pencil on an 8.5 x 11 inch piece of white paper.

The artwork should be camera ready. The winner of the Douglas County Farm Bureau Art Contest will receive $100 cash prize.

“Agriculture contributes more than $65 billion annually to Georgia’s $786.5 billion economic output,” said Travis Henry, Douglas 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.”

Drawings will be judged on, first, how well the artwork represents modern agriculture found in Douglas or Georgia’s agriculture industry and, second, artistic merit.

To enter the contest students should contact the Douglas County Farm Bureau for an official entry form and contest rules. All entries must be received at the Douglas Farm Bureau office by Monday, Feb 18.

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

The Douglas County Farm Bureau Art Contest winner will be entered in the Georgia Farm Bureau district 3 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.

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 Douglas County Farm Bureau office at 770-942-9906.

You may also download more information about the contest by visiting http://www.gfb.org and selecting GFB Programs and then selecting Ag in the Classroom. All entries must be officially submitted by the Douglas Farm Bureau to the Georgia Farm Bureau home office.

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