19 June 2018

2018 Country Financial Bag Contest Winner Announced

Wilson High School Student Wins 2018 Portland Farmers Market Bag Design Contest

Winning artist: Trent Nesbitt

PORTLAND, Ore. – June 11, 2018 – Portland Farmers Market and COUNTRY Financial® announced Trent Nesbitt as the winner of the 2018 Reusable Bag Design Contest on Saturday, June 9 at the PSU Farmers Market. Nesbitt, who just completed his sophomore year at Wilson High School took home a $2,000 scholarship from COUNTRY Financial and the pride of having his artwork featured on the 1,000 canvas shopping bags that were distributed to market goers.

Over one hundred Portland-area high school students submitted original artwork in the eight annual bag design contest. Students were asked to submit original artwork around the theme “You’ve got a lot growing for you” and use inspiration from Portland’s spring and summer seasons and local market goods in their designs.

Artist: Nancy Grace Bignell

Chloe Unflat a sophomore at Wilson High School earned second place and a $1,000 scholarship, while Nancy Grace Bignell, a senior at Lakeridge High School earned third place and a $500 scholarship. Sasha Hennig, a sophomore at Lakeridge High School took home the People’s Choice award and a $250 scholarship.

Portland Farmers Market and COUNTRY Financial present the annual bag design contest each spring. Students interested in submitting for 2019 should speak to their school’s art teacher or visit https://www.countryfinancial.com/en/about-us/country-in-your-community.html for updates.

About COUNTRY Financial®

The COUNTRY Financial® group (www.countryfinancial.com) serves about one million households and businesses throughout the United States. It offers a wide range of financial products and services from auto, home, business and life insurance to retirement planning services, investment management and annuities.


Artist: Chloe Unflat