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Creative Ag Contest - Telling the Story of Kansas Agriculture

Creative Ag Contest
Sponsored by Farm Credit Associations of Kansas
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The Creative Ag Contest is an opportunity for students to educate Kansas State Fair visitors on the importance of Kansas agriculture in a fun, innovative way. With multiple medium options, students in grades 5-12 will be able to practice or enhance their artistic, writing and speech skills.

Students are to submit one creative essay, video and/or one visual arts piece on the importance of agriculture in Kansas. The submitted piece must educate visitors and showcase the importance of Kansas agriculture to the consumer’s daily life. Consider technology, agriculture history, innovation, agriculture leaders, crops, livestock, and biotechnology.

The contest is free to enter but entry deadline is September 1, 2018. Each student is allowed to enter one creative essay, one video and one visual arts piece. The visual arts piece may be any of the following: 3D Art, Drawing (charcoal, pencil, crayon, and marker) or Painting.

Premium awards for winning pieces are as follows:

Grade

Essay

Video

Visual Art

5/6

$50 for 1st Place

$25 for 2nd Place

$50 for 1st Place
$25 for 2nd Place

$50 for 1st Place
$25 for 2nd Place

7/8

$50 for 1st Place
$25 for 2nd Place

$50 for 1st Place
$25 for 2nd Place

$50 for 1st Place
$25 for 2nd Place

9/10

$50 for 1st Place
$25 for 2nd Place

$50 for 1st Place
$25 for 2nd Place

$50 for 1st Place
$25 for 2nd Place

11/12

$50 for 1st Place
$25 for 2nd Place

$50 for 1st Place
$25 for 2nd Place

$50 for 1st Place
$25 for 2nd Place


Creative Ag Contest is open to any 5th -12th grade student enrolled in any Kansas school or home school during the 2018-2019 school year.

All entries must be the student’s original work. Parental or teacher involvement can only be in support functions such as purchasing materials, answer questions and assisting with entry submission.

Entry submission must be done online by September 1, 2018.

Initial submission of all visual art pieces will be by digital photos of the piece sent in with online entry submission.

All visual art pieces must be made of non-perishable media. Words and letters are acceptable if used to enhance or as part of the piece itself.

A photo of each winning piece in each grade level will be on display during the 2018 Kansas State Fair.

Essay entries should be double spaced, 12 pt., Arial font with .5” margins and between 750 words and 2,000 words long and should be submitted with your online entry form.

Video entries should be between 2 and 4 minutes long and should be submitted with your online entry form.

Visual Art pieces may not be taller than 42” or wider than 42”.

Judging will be based on representation of Kansas Agriculture and quality of work. All decisions of the judges are final.

Creative Ag Contest Entry Form
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