07 June 2016

2016 Country Financial Bag Contest Winner Announced

Out of more than 200 entries, Audrey Jenkins, a Wilson High School sophomore, has been selected as the winning artist of the COUNTRY Financial Portland Farmers Market sixth annual reusable bag design contest. Jenkins will have her artwork featured on thousands of canvas bags and receive a $1,000 scholarship from COUNTRY Financial.


2016 winning design by Audrey Jenkins

The winning design beautifully depicts the theme “From Our Farm to Your Fork” with fresh fruit and vegetables being carted in a truck toward scenic  Portland. Shoppers can pick up the canvas bag featuring Jenkins’ artwork for free.

The design was unveiled at a special ceremony at the Portland  State University Farmers Market on Saturday, June 4. Nancy Bignell, a Lakeridge High School sophomore, and  Kaylyn Bradley,  a Scappoose High School sophomore, were announced as runners-up and will each receive a $500 scholarship.

“Audrey’s artwork captures the spirit of Portland while reminding us that locally sourced fresh fruits and vegetables are an American classic for any meal,” said Tim Harris, COUNTRY Financial agency vice president.

Since 2010, COUNTRY Financial has provided $12,500 in scholarships to Portland-area students. Thank you to COUNTRY for their support and to all of the students who entered the contest!

4 Responses

    1. Kelly Merrick

      Hi Tracy,
      You can stop by the following COUNTRY offices and pick up the bag for free. Quantities are limited, so it’s first come, first served. Thanks!

      1468 NE Alberta St
      Portland, OR 97211

      8100 SW Nyberg St
      Ste 300
      Tualatin, OR 97062-0000

      832 NE 223rd Ave
      Ste B
      Wood Village, OR 97060

      1915 NW Amberglen Pkwy
      Suite 365
      Beaverton, OR 97006

    1. Kelly Merrick

      Hi Clare,
      This year’s contest will launch Feb. 20. At that time we will publish information about the contest, including this year’s theme. Entries will be due by April 14. Thanks for your inquiry!