Jamie Armstrong, a junior at Armuchee High School, was recently named the state winner of the 21st Annual Georgia Farm Bureau Federation Art Contest. Armstrong received a $100 cash prize for being the top winner from Georgia Farm Bureau’s 1st District and a $350 cash prize for being the state winner. Locally, Floyd County Farm Bureau coordinated the contest. The Georgia Farm Bureau Women’s Committee coordinated the statewide contest.
A winner was selected from each of the organization’s 10 districts. The state winner and two runners-up were chosen from the 10 district winners. Drawings were judged on artistic merit and how well the artwork represented Georgia agriculture. The contest was open to any student in grades nine through 12.
“Georgia Farm Bureau’s art contest is intended to encourage Georgia students to creatively explore Georgia agriculture, the number one industry in our state,” Georgia Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall said in a release from the Georgia Farm Bureau. “Jamie is to be commended for winning this contest. We had some very talented students submit art work, but her drawing showed unique creativity and a fresh perspective.”
“I am very proud that Jamie was selected as the state and district winner in the Georgia Farm Bureau Art Contest. There were 57 entries in the state contest, so, Jamie is to be congratulated for her accomplishment,” said Floyd County Farm Bureau President Leigh Rush in the release from the Georgia Farm Bureau. “I would like to thank the students and teachers who participated in our art contest and increased their knowledge of Georgia agriculture and the contributions it makes to our lives every day.”
Founded in 1937, Georgia Farm Bureau is the largest general farm organization in the state. Its volunteer members actively participate in local, district and state activities that promote agriculture awareness to their non-farming neighbors. Georgia Farm Bureau also has 20 commodity advisory committees that give the organization input on issues pertinent to the major commodities grown in Georgia.