Calling all creative minds
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. au.