Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation is excited to announce our first ever Young Artist Contest! Oregon students in grades 7th to 12th are invited to submit their art for a chance to be featured in a special Oregon Agriculture Showcase Event and Oregon Agriculture Student Anthology/Art Book. The purpose of this contest is to showcase the beauty of Oregon agriculture while creating a positive learning experience for Oregon students, and further their understanding of agriculture’s impact on our daily lives.
Possible media includes: poems, writings, songs, photographs, sculptures, paintings, metalwork and jewelry, or other forms of art. There is no limitation to the level of creativity of the submissions. Possible art subjects include (but are not limited to) Oregon-grown foods, farm equipment or animals, and any Oregon-grown commodity (i.e., hazelnuts, eggs, wheat, trees, potatoes, seafood, grass, fruits, vegetables, livestock, poultry). Only Oregon-grown products, please (some agricultural products are not grown in Oregon, like bananas and pineapples).
The artist must be an Oregon student in grades 7-12.
Students’ art must be original. Creativity and uniqueness are encouraged.
Art entered in the contest should feature Oregon agriculture and commodities only. Use of commercial characters or TV figures will be disqualified.
An official entry form MUST be completed and submitted with the students’ art.
Finalist and Grand Prize Winner Details
30 artists will receive special recognition from Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom. Of that 30, 4 finalists will be chosen to have their art highlighted at an Oregon Agriculture Showcase Event. Depending on the style of art, finalists’ work will have the potential of being showcased at additional events/shows. From the 4 finalists, 1 grand prize winner will be chosen and will receive a cash prize.
Submissions can be mailed or delivered to the Oregon Agriculture in the Classroom office (address below) or emailed to Austin.Miller@oregonstate.edu. Emailed submissions can be text, documents, videos, or pictures of the art. We encourage emailed pictures of art that takes up a lot of space or that is difficult to mail. The top 4 finalists will be requested to have their art in person at the final Oregon Agriculture Showcase Event. If you are a finalist, we will make arrangements to have your physical art piece delivered and/or how to best display your art.
All submissions must be received or postmarked by April 14th, 2017 at 5:00pm.