WI 4-H Foundation Kicks Off 2020-2021 Arts Contest

The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation has kicked off their Celebrate the Arts Contest; challenging all 4-H members to explore and share their creativity.  The contest is open to any current Wisconsin 4-H member, with cash prizes totaling nearly $1,000. The contest will be held virtually, with photos of all entries submitted electronically.  Entries are being accepted now through November 1.

The contest is broken into eight categories:

  1. Drawing Using Any Medium
  2. Painting (acrylic, watercolor or oil)
  3. Pottery, Ceramics or Clay
  4. Photography
  5. Paper
  6. Fabric, Yarn or Fiber
  7. Wood
  8. Any Other Media (ex: digital, metalcraft, jewelry, leatherwork, wax, eggshells, taxidermy, etc.)

A winner will be chosen in each category with a Best of Show Award given to the top entry as chosen by the judging committee.  Category winners will be purchased by the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation for $100, with the Best of Show entry receiving an additional $150.  Winners will be notified by email by November 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 December 15, 2020.

For official contest rules and requirements and how to submit photos of artwork, please visit Wis4HFoundation.org/events/celebrate-the-arts/

Winning entries become the property of the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation.  The Foundation will sell the art in an art 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.

If you have any questions and/or need any additional information, please reach out to Amber Rehberg, WI 4-H Educational Program Specialist at amber.rehberg@wisc.edu or 608.294.8131.