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4-H wants to see artwork

The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation has kicked off a contest that challenges all 4-H members to explore their creativity. The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation Celebrates the Arts Art Contest, is open to any current Wisconsin 4-H member, with cash prizes of nearly $1,000.

The contest will be held virtually, with photos of all entries submitted electronically. Entries are accepted now through Nov. 1.

The contest is broken into eight categories: Drawing, using any medium; painting (acrylic, watercolor or oil); pottery, ceramics or clay; photography; paper; fabric, yarn or fiber; wood; any other media (digital, metalcraft, jewelry, leatherwork, wax, eggshells, taxidermy, etc.) A winner will be chosen in each category with a Best of Show award given the top entry, as chosen by the judging committee. Category winners will be purchased by the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation, with the Best of Show entry receiving additional money.

Winners will be notified by email by Nov. 20, and a complete winner’s list, as well as photos of the winning entries, will be on the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation website by Dec. 15.

Winning entries become the property of the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation. The foundation will sell the art in an auction to be held in the spring of 2021. Proceeds from the Celebrate the Arts auction will be split, with half invested in the Talen Endowment for 4-H Arts Programming for future program needs and half used for arts programming in the next 4-H program year.

For official contest rules and requirements, and how to submit photos of artwork, visit