Call­ing all creative minds

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Ag Life -

Or­gan­is­ers of Wim­mera Ma­chin­ery Field Days Vic­to­rian Farm Sculp­ture Com­pe­ti­tion have again urged ru­ral artists to regis­ter en­tries for the pop­u­lar ex­hi­bi­tion.

A first prize of $2500 in an over­all prize pool of $6000, thanks to ACE Ra­dio be­ing on board as ma­jor spon­sor, has guar­an­teed a sig­nif­i­cant build-up to the statewide com­pe­ti­tion.

An­nual win­ners of the Vic­to­rian Farm Sculp­ture Com­pe­ti­tion have the op­por­tu­nity to en­ter their sculp­ture in the Na­tional Farm Sculp­ture awards at the Spirit of the Land Fes­ti­val in Lockhart, NSW, each year, where first prize is $10,000.

Spirit of the Land Fes­ti­val or­gan­is­ers have said they were de­lighted to have forged a part­ner­ship with the Wim­mera Ma­chin­ery Field Days and Vic­to­rian Farm Sculp­ture Com­pe­ti­tion and looked for­ward to host­ing this year’s state win­ner at the fes­ti­val.

En­tries are now open and free for peo­ple to en­ter their cre­ations, which emerge from ma­te­ri­als freely avail­able on the av­er­age farm.

All sculp­tures en­tered in the com­pe­ti­tion will be on dis­play at the 2017 Wim­mera Ma­chin­ery Field Days on March 7, 8 and 9.

The Weekly Ad­ver­tiser and ra­dio sta­tions 3WM and MIXX FM gen­eral man­ager Scott Gram­bau said ACE Ra­dio was proud to con­tinue its long as­so­ci­a­tion in sup­port­ing the Vic­to­rian Farm Sculp­ture Com­pe­ti­tion at the field days.

Field days man­ager Mur­ray Wil­son said ACE Ra­dio had been a key sup­porter since 2006 and it was pleas­ing to see its long-term as­so­ci­a­tion con­tinue and strengthen.

Now in its 12th year, the Vic­to­rian Farm Sculp­ture Com­pe­ti­tion draws about 50 en­tries from across the re­gion and interstate and is a pop­u­lar and suc­cess­ful fea­ture of the field days at Lon­gerenong’s Wim­mera Events Cen­tre.

The over­whelm­ing suc­cess and large num­ber of en­tries has given the com­pe­ti­tion an op­por­tu­nity to con­tinue with more new and ex­cit­ing fea­tures.

Fol­low­ing the suc­cess of last year, an of­fi­cial ju­nior cat­e­gory for 12 to 17 year-olds is back again this year, along with ex­panded open cat­e­gories giv­ing bud­ding farm sculp­ture cre­ators more chance to win prizes.

Peo­ple seek­ing more in­for­ma­tion can call the field days of­fice on 5384 7210 or email mur­ au.

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