Are you a high school student who likes to create art or do you know one who does? Then check out the 2024 Georgia Farm Bureau High School Art Contest! The state winner will win $250, and 10 district winners will each receive $100.      

The contest is open to all public, private and homeschool students in 9th through 12th grades. Finished artwork must be on 8.5 x 11-inch white paper and should be created in the colors black, white and gray. Contestants may use a variety of media to create their artwork including graphite, charcoal, pastel, chalk, colored pencil, pen-and-ink, ballpoint pen or mixed media appropriate for printing.

Only one entry per person. All multiple entries will be disqualified. Previous state winners are not eligible. Students may enter the contest in the county in which they live or attend school but not both counties.

The Cherokee County Farm Bureau encourages students to enter the contest. Students should contact the Cherokee County Farm Bureau for an official entry form and contest rules at 770-479-1481. All entries must be received at the Cherokee County Farm Bureau office by February 9, 2024.

“The purpose of the Farm Bureau Art Contest is to encourage students to creatively explore Georgia agriculture and increase their knowledge of the contributions it makes to our lives. Georgia farmers produce a wide variety of crops and livestock including poultry, beef cattle, dairy, cotton, peanuts, timber, pecans, blueberries and other fruits and vegetables,” said Cherokee County Farm Bureau President, William Grizzle.

Students and teachers may visit https://gfb.ag/video to view a video about Georgia agriculture and  gfb.ag/UGA23agsnapshots to access info about Georgia agriculture.

The Cherokee County Farm Bureau Art Contest winner will be entered in the Georgia Farm Bureau 1st District competition. All entries must be officially submitted by the Cherokee County Farm Bureau to the GFB contest.

All submitted artwork must be original and becomes 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.

Founded in 1937, Georgia Farm Bureau is the state’s largest general farm organization. Its volunteer members participate in local, state and national activities to promote agriculture to their non-farming neighbors. GFB also advocates for Georgia farmers and rural communities on legislative issues. GFB offers its members a wide variety of benefits, including insurance, but enrollment in any of the member benefits is optional and not a requirement for membership. To join visit gfb.ag/joinGFB.