The Agriculture Council of America and Successful Farming are encouraging young artists to celebrate modern agriculture through the first-ever National Ag Day Poster Art Contest. A winning original piece of art will be chosen as the Official National Ag Day poster.
The contest, which began Aug. 1, is open to amateur artists enrolled in high school or college. The contest theme is Generations Nourishing Generations. Entries will be screened by a nine-member jury. Finalists will then be judged through online voting to determine one winner.
In addition, the artwork and a profile of the artist will be prominently featured in Successful Farming magazine and Ag Day correspondence. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship from Successful Farming. Media releases will also be sent to all Ag Day sponsors and supporters. The artist will receive a portion of the proceeds from limited edition prints, and the original artwork will be on display in a public location.
The deadline for submitting entries is midnight (CST), Oct. 31, 2012. For rules on the National Ag Day Poster Art Contest visit www.agday.org.