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1st Annual Youth Farm Animal Art Show

You are invited to the 1st Annual Youth Farm Animal Art Show.  This event will be held at the Stoddard County Courthouse at 316 South Prairie Street, Bloomfield, Missouri, March 26-April 5. 

Any school aged child, kindergarten through twelfth grade, age 18 and under, is eligible.  Only one Artwork per student will be allowed.  All work must be original.

The artwork's surface must be no larger than 18 x 24 matted. 2-D Artwork only must be matted in white poster board.  All 2-D Media is excepted.  Artwork must depict a farm animal of the artists choosing. Artwork is due at the Stoddard County Extension Office March 20, 2019, by 4:30 pm.  The Art Show opening reception will be on March 26, from 4-6 pm in the Stoddard County Courthouse.  Awards will be presented at 5 pm.  The Show will run March 26 - April 5, 2019.  Artwork must be picked up April 9th and 10th from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.  Call 573-568-3344 for more information.

There will be 1st through 3rd place winners for each grade level plus two honorable mentions, K-12th grade.  One Best of Show will be awarded for the entire show.