The State Botanical Garden is conducting a statewide art competition sponsored by the J.A. and H.G. Woodruff, Jr. Charitable Trust to recognize student talent in Georgia and create items for the State Botanical Garden’s Gift Shop. The winning artist will receive $1,000. Additional awards of $500, $250, and certificates of merit are also available. Artwork awarded cash prizes will become the property of the State Botanical Garden and used to create signature items only sold in the Garden’s Gift Shop. The competition is open to Georgia students 9th grade and above. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 5 p.m.
Artwork must be two-dimensional and no larger than 24” x 36.” Entrants should keep in mind that the goal is to create items for The State Botanical Garden gift shop, such as totes, stationery, T-shirts, journals, scarves and more. Whether the art is appropriate for this use is considered in the judging. All two-dimensional media, including pencil, pen and ink, paint, photography, collage, and computer enhanced graphics, are permitted. One color designs are welcome and needed to create affordable gift shop products. The artwork does not need to be framed, but should be signed.
Winning entrants in previous competitions have not only included the expected art, graphic design, scientific illustration and photography college majors, but high school and home schooled students and college students in studies not related to art or horticulture.
For more information or to receive the complete guidelines and entry form, call Connie at 706-542-6014.