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State Botanical Garden Holds Statewide Art Competition

First prize in the art competition is $1,000.

Some of the many items sold in the garden giftshop.
Some of the many items sold in the garden giftshop.
By Kimberly Parks

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia at the University of Georgia is conducting a statewide 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. The artist with the winning design will receive $1,000; awards of $500 and $250 and certificates of merit will be presented.

The competition is open to Georgia students ninth grade and above. The deadline to enter is Dec. 4 at 5 p.m.

All artwork should be 24 inches by 36 inches or smaller and must be two-dimensional. Acceptable media includes pencil, pen and ink, pain, photography, collage and computer-enhanced graphics. One-color designs are also welcome. The artwork does not need to be framed, but it should be signed. 

The contest’s goal is to create items for the State Botanical Garden of Georgia’s gift shop. These items include totes, stationary, T-shirts, journals, scarves and more. Previous winning entrants have included high school and home-schooled students as well as college students studying art, graphic design, illustration and photography and other subjects not related to art or horticulture. 

Submissions may be dropped off in the lower level of the Callaway Building at the Garden or mailed to Connie Cottingham, 2450 South Milledge Ave., Athens, Ga., 30605. For more information, call 706-542-6014. To view the complete guidelines and entry form, see botgarden.uga.edu

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