COUNTRY Financial and Portland Farmers Market
Kick Off Fifth Annual Reusable Bag Design Contest
SALEM, Ore. – High school artists in Willamette Valley have the opportunity to design a celebrated work of art and win a college scholarship as COUNTRY Financial and Portland Farmers Market launch their fifth annual reusable bag design contest. Students are invited to show off their creativity by designing a reusable canvas bag to fit the “Farmers Markets are for Everyone” theme of this year’s design contest.
Participants are encouraged to show the spirit of the city in their artwork, along with spring and summer imagery and regional market goods, such as fruits, vegetables and flowers. All entries must include the phrase “2015 Portland Farmers Market.”
The student with the winning design will receive a $1,000 scholarship from COUNTRY Financial and have his or her artwork displayed on reusable shopping bags distributed at Portland Farmers Market locations this summer. The winning entry will be unveiled on Saturday, May 30 at the Portland State University Farmers Market. Two runners-up will each receive a $500 scholarship and have their designs featured at the unveiling.
This year, there will also be a People’s Choice winner and a gallery event where the community will be able to vote on their favorite design. The People’s Choice winner will receive a $250 scholarship. All entries will be on display at the COUNTRY Financial office at 1468 NE Alberta St. in Portland during the week of April 13.
Entries must be submitted to the address below by Wednesday, April 1 at 5 p.m. PDT.
COUNTRY Financial – Farmers Market Competition
2150 Country Dr. South
Salem, OR 97308
For more information, visit www.PortlandFarmersMarket.org.