According to press releases provided to The Chronicle this weekend from Emanuel County Farm Bureau, the organization at the state level has organized two different contests for students in middle and high school to show off their artistic talents.
Middle schoolers who like to create art are encouraged to participate in the 2022 Georgia Farm Bureau Middle School Bookmark Contest.
Students in grades six through eight will be given a blank bookmark and asked to draw a picture that depicts some aspect of Georgia agriculture. Students may use crayons, markers, or colored pencils to create their bookmark.
The contest is to encourage students to creatively explore Georgia agriculture and increase their knowledge of the contributions it makes in people’s everyday lives.
Drawings will be judged on how well the artwork represents modern agriculture found in Emanuel County or Georgia as well as artistic merit.
High schoolers (students in grades nine through 12) interested in competing in the contest will be asked to draw a scene depicting Georgia agriculture. Artwork must be on 8.5”x 11” white paper and should be created in the colors black, white, and gray. Contestants may use a variety of media including graphite charcoal, pastel, chalk, colored pencil, pen-and-ink, ballpoint pen, or mixed media appropriate for printing.
Both of these contests are open to students who attend public, private, or homeschool. All submitted artwork must be original and will become the property of Georgia Farm Bureau once submitted. GFB may use artwork from the contest on various products distributed or sold by the organization to promote agriculture.
For more information about the rules, contact Emanuel County Farm Bureau. The top three county winners will receive cash prizes, and the first place entry will be entered in the District 7 contest. Entries must be submitted to Emanuel County Farm Bureau by February 18, 2022.