17 February 2017

COUNTRY Financial Reusable Bag Contest Entries Wanted

2016 winning artwork by Audrey Jenkins, Wilson High School

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. COUNTRY Financial® and Portland Farmers Market are inviting students to submit a design for the market’s 2017 reusable bag design contest.

The theme for the seventh annual contest is “Eat fresh. Eat local.” Artists must follow the theme and include the phrase, “2017 Portland Farmers Market” in their design 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 and a People’s Choice winner will be announced Saturday, June 3, at the Portland State University Farmers Market. The winning artist will receive a $1,000 scholarship and the honor of having their artwork printed on hundreds of reusable bags. Two runners up will each receive a $500 scholarship and have their designs on display at the unveiling event.

A gallery event featuring all contest entries will take place April 27 at The Best Art Gallery in Portland, where community members will be invited to vote for their favorite design. The People’s Choice winner will be unveiled June 3 and receive a $250 scholarship.

All entries must be submitted to the address below by 5 p.m. PDT on Fri., April 14:

COUNTRY Financial

Farmers Market Contest

2150 Country Dr. South

Salem, OR 97308

View official contest rules here.

Download contest flyer here.

View past winners here.


About COUNTRY Financial®

The COUNTRY Financial® group serves nearly one million households and businesses throughout the United States and offers a full range of financial products and services from auto, home, business, farm and life insurance to retirement planning services, investment management and annuities. 

4 Responses

    1. Kelly Merrick

      Hi Julie,
      Good question! Voting for the People’s Choice winner can only be done at the Gallery Event this Thursday, April 27 from 5 to 7 pm. The gallery is located at 1468 NE Alberta Street.

    1. Kelly Merrick

      Hi Matt,
      Yes you can view the entries by visiting Country Financial’s office at 1468 NE Alberta Street. You can also attend our bag reveal ceremony on June 3 at our PSU Farmers Market.