08 March 2012

Second Annual Reusable Bag Design Contest

by Carrie Corson, COUNTRY Financial

‘Tis the season—farmers market season. To celebrate locally-grown fresh food, COUNTRY Financial and Portland Farmers Market will kick off the market season with a Reusable Bag Design Contest.

Portland Public Schools (PPS) high school students will get the chance to display their artistic abilities and illustrate this year’s contest theme, “Fill Up On Fresh.” They are encouraged to include imagery inspired by farming, cityscapes, Portland landmarks and market goods such as locally-grown fruits, vegetables and flowers.

Last year's reusable bag design winners

The student with the winning design will have his or her artwork displayed on thousands of reusable canvas bags and receive a $1,000 scholarship. Two runner-ups will also have their designs featured at the unveiling ceremony and will receive a $500 scholarship.  The winning designs will be unveiled opening day of the King Portland Farmers Market on May 6.

The reusable canvas bags will be distributed to shoppers at Portland Farmers Market events throughout the season. The bag contest will supplement initiatives to reduce waste and promote recycling at market locations.

Entries must be submitted to the address below by Monday, April 2 at 4:30 p.m. PST:

COUNTRY Financial
Farmers Market Competition
1500 NW Bethany Blvd, Suite 190
Beaverton, OR 97006

For more information, click here.