17 March 2011

The 20-year Tote: COUNTRY Reusable Bag Design Contest

As you may have heard, we’re turning 20 years old this June. (Luckily, we don’t look a day older than 14.) Portland area farmers’ market goers can also celebrate other market milestones: Hollywood Farmers Market is turning 15 and Hillsdale Farmers Market turns 10. 

To honor this momentous occasion, our dear season sponsor COUNTRY Financial is hosting the inaugural Reusable Bag Design Contest.

We invite Portland-area high school students to get out their markers, sharpen their pencils and let their imaginations wander. The theme of this year’s contest is: Grow, Nourish, Inspire. Students are encouraged to include imagery inspired by farming, cityscapes, Portland landmarks and market products such as locally-grown fruits, vegetables and flowers.

The winning design will be unveiled at Portland Farmers Market’s 20th Anniversary celebration held at the Saturday PSU Market on June 18. The student who submits the winning design will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Two runners-up will each receive a $500 scholarship. The winning student’s design will be featured on thousands of reusable shopping bags that will be distributed at Portland Farmers Market events throughout the city this season.

COUNTRY and Portland Farmers Market invites all Portland Public Schools high school students to visit www.CountryFarmersMarkets.com for more information and to download an entry form. Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2011.