2009 Holiday Art and Writing Contest

It’s that time of the year again.

The holiday season is fast approaching and that means it’s time for Farm and Dairy’s annual holiday writing and holiday art contests.

Special memories

Everyone has a special memory or has an idea in their mind that makes them think of the holidays. Grab your keyboard and put those thoughts on paper in a story for our contest.

To the youth, if you aren’t a writer, but like to draw, we want to see your work. Make a holiday masterpiece and enter it in our holiday art contest.

This year, spread the joy. Write a story or if you are a youngster, create a piece of art with an agricultural theme and send it to the Farm and Dairy by Dec. 1 and you could see your work appear in print.

Will appear in print

Winning holiday story entries will appear in the Dec. 24 and 31 editions. Winning art contest entries will grace our cover of those issues.
In the writing contest, children and young adult age groups will depend on the number of entries submitted. Adults will be judged in a separate category.

Farm and Dairy staff will judge stories based on creativity, originality and writing quality. Art, which must be completed in a horizontal layout, will be judged by staffers on neatness, creativity and originality.

Winners and runners-up will be notified by phone. Last year’s winners are eligible. If you entered our contest last year, be sure to give us something different to read this year.
Send your typed story of up to 500 words to Farm and Dairy, Holiday Story Contest, P.O. Box 38, Salem, OH, 44460 or e-mail it to kfoster@farmanddairy.com.

Very important details

Be sure to include your name, age, phone number and hometown. If an entry does not include these things, it will be disqualified.
Complete rules can be found here.

To check out the 2008 winner, click here.

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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