Monday, October 31, 2011

State Botanical Garden Announces Statewide Art Competition

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia is conducting an art competition sponsored by the J.A. and H.G. Woodruff, Jr. Charitable Trust to recognize student talent and create signature items for the Garden’s Gift Shop. Funding for this competition not only awards significant cash prizes to students throughout the state, but the Garden is then able to use winning artwork to create signature pieces that can only be purchased at the Garden Gift Shop. The artist of the winning design will be awarded $1,000. Other awards of $500 and $250, plus certificates of merit, will be awarded. The deadline is December 1, 2011.

This competition is open to Georgia students 9th grade and above. This year’s theme is Georgia’s Native Plants, celebrating the beautiful flora native to our state. Although the art does not have to include native plants, it is recommended and the guidelines include four websites that show native plants.

Artwork should be within a certain size and must be two-dimensional. 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. All two-dimensional media including pencil, pen and ink, paint, photography, collage, and computer enhanced graphics are permitted. One color designs are welcome. 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 majors, but high school and home schooled students and students majoring in degrees not related to art or horticulture.

For more information, call 706-542-6014 or see the complete guidelines and entry form at: or

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