The Ohio Department of Agriculture is now accepting entries for the 2017 “Agriculture is Cool!” Creative Expression Contest. Children enrolled in school or home-schooled in Ohio during the 2016-17 academic year have until June 5 to capture their personal interpretation of why Ohio agriculture is cool for their chance to win prizes, including tickets to the Ohio State Fair.
Ag is Cool! entries can include an original video, photograph, drawing or painting. One winner from each age group and category will be chosen. Age groups are grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12.
Entries will be judged by a panel that may include representatives from the governor’s office, the Ohio Department of Agriculture and Ohio State Fair, as well as professionals in the areas of video production, photography, drawing, painting and other visual arts. Judging will be based on the student’s visual representation of the Ag is Cool! theme, if it accurately reflects 21st-century agriculture, use of Ohio images, creativity and quality of work.
Winners of the art contest will be recognized by the office of Gov. John Kasich and other state officials at the Ohio State Fair on July 26.
For additional information about the contest, a complete copy of the rules and entry form, go to the Ohio Ag Department website or call 614-752-9817.