Winners announced in sixth Farm Creativity contest
Record number of entries – 1,600 in total
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(February 1, 2012) – Winners have been selected from more than 1,600 entries in Farm & Food Care Ontario’s sixth Farm Creativity Contest, co-sponsored by Farmers Feed Cities, Ontario Agri Food Education and the Canadian National Exhibition.
The number of entries has continued to increase at a dramatic level annually since the contest was launched with 12 entries in 2006.
The contest is open annually to children between the grades of junior kindergarten and grade eight. Entrants must draw a picture and write about what they learned about farming after visiting an agriculture awareness or education event in Ontario. Winners receive digital cameras or magazine subscriptions as prizes.
In the junior kindergarten to grade two category, Ben Little of Alma placed first, followed by Matilda Wojciechowski of Lynden and Dylan Walseth of Unionville.
In the grade three to five category, Abhi Ardeshana of Toronto was selected as the winner, followed by Maribel Jraige of Leamington and Madison White of Hagersville.
In the grade six to eight category, Darian Watson placed first, followed by Theresa Kluke and Cassidy Prince. All three are students from St. John Bosco School in Barry’s Bay.
In addition to the individual entries, teachers were also encouraged to submit class sets of postcards to be entered into a draw to win $500 to spend in their classroom. Cheryl Agoston’s grade 4 class from Gracedale Public School in North York was chosen as the winner. Her class had visited the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.
Entries are now being accepted for the 2012 Farm Creativity Contest. To download the entry postcard or learn more about the contest, click on the Farm & Food Resources button at www.farmfoodcare.org.
Farm & Food Care is the first coalition of its type in Canada, bringing together tens of thousands of livestock, crop and horticulture farmers and related businesses with a mandate to provide credible information on food and farming in Ontario. To learn more about Farm & Food Care Ontario or to support the new organization’s efforts, visit its newly launched website at www.farmfoodcare.org.
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