En­tries sought for 2017 high school art con­test

The Covington News - - AGRICULTURE - STAFF RE­PORTS news@cov­news.com

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 will 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 770786-7201. 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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.