200 Years of Corn and Soybean Farming in Indiana Creative Arts & Essay Contest Now Taking Submissions

 
News release from Indiana State Fair
 
INDIANAPOLIS— The Barns Global Learning Initiative with partners Indiana Soybean Alliance and Indiana Corn Marketing Council began taking submissions for the Indiana Creative Arts & Essay Contest. This year’s theme: 200 Years of Corn and Soybean Farming in Indiana ties right into the Indiana State Fair Celebrating Indiana’s 200th birthday and educating the state on the past 200 years of Indiana’s economy, culture and agriculture. The deadline for submissions is May 20, 2016.
 
Students grades K-12 have the opportunity to practice or enhance their art and writing skills and submit one creative essay and or one visual arts piece on the importance of corn and soybean farming in Indiana over the last 200 years. Entries can range from a drawing or painting, sculpture or 3D piece, and a creative essay. All guidelines are detailed on the website.
 
Entries will be judged by a panel of judges that will include representatives from the Indiana State Fair Commission, Indiana Soybean Alliance, Indiana Corn Marketing Council, the Center for Agriculture Science and Heritage board and professional consultants in the areas of creative writing and visual arts. Judging will be based on representation of the theme and quality of work. Judging rubrics are available online.
 
“We are excited to sponsor this year’s contest to help celebrate farmers’ contribution to Indiana’s history over the last 200 years,” says Hannah Vorsilak, Director of Education and Training of the Indiana Soybean Alliance and Indiana Corn Marketing Council. “We hope the students can really demonstrate the importance of soybeans and corn in their projects.”
 
Each grade level will have a winner, a division winner and the teachers of all division winners will also receive a cash prize. All grade level winners and teachers will be recognized at the 2016 Indiana State Fair Opening Ceremonies on August 5th. This year an added prize will be given in each art division for the top placing piece that incorporated corn or soybean products.
 
For more information and to register for the contest visit, www.indianastatefair.com.
 
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For more information contact:
Lesley Gordon
(317) 619-0374 C
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About the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center
The Indiana State Fairgrounds and Event Center is a modern public event facility that annually hosts more than 300 meetings, shows, sports and agricultural events, including the Indiana State Fair. The year-round management of the Fairgrounds is overseen by the Indiana State Fair Commission which is a quasi-governmental agency that was established in 1992, with the mission to preserve and enhance the Indiana State Fairgrounds and the annual Indiana State Fair for the benefit of all citizens of Indiana. Additional information is available at www.indianastatefair.com.
 
Contest is funded with Indiana soybean and corn checkoff dollars.