Winners of the Ag Day Student Art Contest


3rd - 6th Grade Division

  1. Jacob Wielgosz - 6th Grade, Arlington Middle School
  2. Oscar Liu - 5th Grade, Riverdale School
  3. Ava Freeman - 6th Grade, Briarcrest Christian School

7th - 9th Grade Division

  1. Annie Holley - 9th Grade, Houston High School
  2. Julia Cutchin - 7th Grade, Briarcrest Christian School
  3. Ben Borwick - 8th Grade, Arlington Middle School

10th - 12th Grade Division

  1. Macy Clanton - 10th Grade, Arlington High School
  2. Jenna-Claire Comella - 11th Grade, Arlington High School
  3. Cara McMorran - 12th Grade, Arlington High School

Student Art Contest & Exhibition

Theme: Farm of the Future

Submission deadline:  March 9, 2018

Who: Grades 3-12 in Shelby or DeSoto Counties

Agriculture is as old as time, but the world is changing fast. From incredible advances in technology, biology and genetics to an expected population boom – farms of the future will be optimized to provide more than ever before. This year we’ll tap into the limitless imaginations of students across the Mid-South in a challenge to visualize what future farms could look like.

“Farm of the Future” pairs perfectly with 2018 National Ag Day theme (How Agriculture Will Feed the World). NOTE: Theme words do not need to be included in the art.


Student Art Contest + Exhibition 


Contest Overview

Any 3rd – 12th grade student in Shelby County, TN and DeSoto County, MS. Students may develop an entry inside or outside of school. The purpose of the contest is to promote the role and importance of agriculture in our life.

We want participants to be as imaginative and expressive as possible. This theme works perfectly to invite creativity, both in the traditional art categories – but especially in our expansion to digital art.

Artwork submission period is January 16,
2018 - March 9, 2018


Artwork can be submitted by virtually any media include the following:

  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Collage
  • Photography
  • Graphic Design
  • Short Video


  • First Place Winners $100
  • Second Place Winners $50
  • Third Place Winners $25
  • Teachers of all First Place Winners receive $100


  • Grade Levels 3-6 (Category 1)
  • Grade Levels 7-9 (Category 2)
  • Grade Levels 10-12 (Category 3)

Judging Criteria

  • Interpretation of concept
  • Uniqueness
  • Artistry


7777 Walnut Grove Rd., Memphis, TN 38120

see rules for more details


Teachers Drawing

Teachers will receive one entry for each student who enters the contest. The more students who submit, the more entries that teacher will receive.

At the awards event, a teacher’s name will be drawn at random to win a prize of $250 to use for art supplies in the classroom.  

Only one prize awarded per art event. Teachers do not need to be present at awards ceremony to win the drawing.

More Info

For more information or questions email ( or call (901-435-7109) Tim Roberts.

2018 Contest Rules

Judging Criteria


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