11 April 2019

2019 Portland Farmers Market Reusable Bag Design Contest Entries Wanted

2018 winning artist: Trent Nesbitt

COUNTRY Financial® and Portland Farmers Market are inviting students to submit a design for the 2019 Portland Farmers Market Reusable Bag Design Contest.

High school students in the Portland area who have a passion for art and local food have a chance to showcase their creativity this spring.

The theme for the 9th annual contest is “Growing a Green Future”. Artists must follow the theme and include the phrase, “2019 Portland Farmers Market” in their artwork in order to be considered. Students are encouraged to include imagery familiar to the City of Portland and the market such as fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, and more.

Three finalists will be announced Saturday June 8, 2019, at the Portland State University Farmers Market. The winning artist will receive a $2,000 scholarship and the honor of having their artwork printed on hundreds of reusable bags. The runner up will receive a $1,000 scholarship and the second runner up will receive a $500 scholarship and have their designs on display at the unveiling event.

Portland Farmers Market shoppers are invited to attend the award ceremony, where tote bags will be given away free of charge.

All entries must be submitted by 5 p.m. PDT on Friday, April 26, 2019.

Download the official contest rules and entry form here.

Download contest flyer here.

View past winners here.

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.