The State Botanical Garden, a public service and outreach unit, is accepting submissions for its 2016 statewide art competition until Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. Sponsored by the J.A. and H.G. Woodruff Jr. Charitable Trust, the competition recognizes student talent in Georgia and creates items for sale in the garden’s gift shop.
The first-prize winner will receive $1,000, with second place winning $500 and third place getting $250. Certificates of merit also will be awarded. Artwork awarded cash prizes will become the property of the State Botanical Garden and will be used to create signature items sold in the garden’s gift shop.
The competition is open to Georgia students in ninth grade through college. There is no entry fee for this competition. Winners will be announced in mid-December.
Artwork must be original, two-dimensional and no larger than 24 by 36 inches, in square, horizontal, round, oval or vertical formats. Acceptable forms of media include pencil, pen and ink, paint, photography, collage and computer-enhanced graphics. One-color designs are welcome and encouraged to create affordable gift shop products. The artwork does not need to be framed, but it should be signed.
Submissions may be dropped off in the lower level of the Callaway Building at the Botanical Garden or mailed to Connie Cottingham, 2450 S. Milledge Ave., Athens, GA 30605. Complete guidelines and the entry form are at botgarden.uga.edu.