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Iowa agriculture art submission deadline is July 6th

Winners could receive up to $1,000

By Diego Flammini,

Like art? Like agriculture? If so, there’s a contest with your name on it.

The deadline for the 4th annual Celebration of Iowa: Agriculture Art Award is Monday, July 6th, 2015.

The contest, being put on by Iowa’s Department of Agriculture and Department of Cultural Affairs aims to celebrate agriculture’s importance to the state and country’s economies, as well as the budding artists in Iowa.

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“This exhibit has been well-received and generated many positive responses over the past three years,” Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey said. “We thank the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and the Iowa Arts Council for their role in making it a success and we look forward to seeing what Iowa artists submit for consideration this year.”

This year’s theme is “Women in Agriculture”.

Entries will be judged by a panel arranged by the Department of Cultural Affairs. Artwork must be done in 2D. (3D, film, video or installation work is ineligible). Only one entry per individual and people must apply before submitting their work.

This exhibit has been a tremendous success and we are pleased to partner with the Department of Agriculture again to showcase Iowa artists of all ages and encourage their talent,” said Mary Cownie, Director of the Department of Cultural Affairs.

Artwork will be judged based on innovation, concept, quality of work and how it relates to the theme.

The contest is split up into two divisions – Youth and Adult. The top prize for the winner of the Youth contest will win $1,000. The top adult winner will be awarded $1,500. The second and third place winners in both divisions will also receive cash prizes.

Tell us your thoughts about Iowa celebrating art and agriculture together. Are you submitting a piece?

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