Portland Area High School Students Show Their Creativity and Vie for Scholarships in the 2018 Portland Farmers Market Reusable Bag Design Contest
Portland-area high school students are submitting their best design ideas in the eighth annual Portland Farmers Market Reusable Bag Design Contest presented by COUNTRY Financial® and Portland Farmers Market. The designs will be showcased at a gallery event on Thursday, April 26 from 5-7 p.m. at The Best Art Gallery located at 1468 NE Alberta St. in Portland. The community is invited to view the submissions, meet with some of the student artists and cast a vote for the People’s Choice Award during the event hosted by COUNTRY Financial.
Students throughout the Willamette Valley were asked to create a design around the theme “You’ve got a lot growing for you”. This winner of the People’s Choice Award will receive a $250 scholarship and join the other contest finalists at the PSU Farmers Market on June 9 for the unveiling of the grand prize-winning design. COUNTRY Financial will award scholarships to the top three artists. The grand prize winner will receive a $2,000 scholarship. The first and second runners-up will receive $1,000 and $500, respectively.
The winning design will grace the front of thousands of canvas reusable shopping bags that will be distributed for free to marketgoers after the unveiling.
The exhibition of the 2018 submissions and People’s Choice vote will be held Thursday, April 26 from 5 p.m. – 7p.m. at The Best Art Gallery located at 1468 NE Alberta St. Light hors de ’oeuvres will be served.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 13. Students should see their art teacher or principal for more information or visit https://www.countryfinancial.
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