2009 Rules for Writing and Art Contest

Writing Contest Rules
The writing contest is open to all children and adults. The following rules apply:
• The deadline to enter is Dec. 1.
All authors must include their name, hometown and age on each entry.
Also, provide a way for us to contact you if you win. (Phone number or email
is OK. This will not be published.)

• The youth category will include all children in 12th grade and younger. Individual age groups will be formed depending on the number of
entries received.
• Both youth and adult entries must be typed and should be less than 500 words.
• Farm and Dairy staff members will judge all stories on creativity, originality and writing quality.
• One entry per person.
• You can participate even if you won last year, but give us something new to read.
• Winning stories from the youth category will be published in Farm and Dairy’s Dec. 24 issue.
• Winning stories from the adult category will be published in Farm and Dairy’s Dec. 31 issue.
• Send all entries to Farm and Dairy, Holiday Story Contest, P.O. Box 38, Salem, OH 44460, or e-mail them to kfoster@farmanddairy.com.

Art Contest Rules:
The art contest is only open to youth in grade 12 and under. The following rules apply:
• The deadline to enter is Dec. 1.
Artists must include their name, hometown and age. Also, provide a way for us to contact you if you win. (Phone number or e-mail is OK. This will not be published.)
• One entry per person.
• All entries should have a holiday and farm theme.
• Artwork will be judged in two age groups. Those groups will be formed depending on the number of entries received.
• One winning entry from each age group will be printed on the covers of Farm and Dairy’s Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 issues.
• Farm and Dairy staff members will judge artwork on color, creativity and originality.
• Any medium is acceptable, but entries should be flat. (We have to be able to put it on a scanner to publish it.)
• Required dimensions are 81⁄2-by-11 inches and all entries should have a horizontal orientation.
• Do not fold mailed entries.
• You can participate even if you won last year, but give us something new.
• Send all entries to Farm and Dairy, Holiday Art Contest, P.O. Box 38, Salem,OH 44460, or e-mail them to kfoster@farmanddairy.

About the Author

Kristy Foster Seachrist lives in Columbiana County raising sheep and horses. She earned her degree from Youngstown State University and has worked in both print and broadcast journalism. You can follow her on Twitter at http://twitter.com/fosterk96. More Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

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