Farm Fresh celebrates 30th anniversary with cover art contest

Colorado Creative Industries and the Colorado Department of Agriculture today announced a cover art contest in honor of the 30th anniversary of the Colorado Farm Fresh Directory, a listing of farms, farmers’ markets, CSAs, u-picks and roadside stands that offer fresh produce and other farm products direct to the consumer. Amateur and professional artists are encouraged to submit original artwork for the contest. The winning entry will be featured on the cover of the 2014 Colorado Farm Fresh Directory and the artist will receive $500 courtesy of Colorado Creative Industries.

Entries must relate to Colorado agriculture in some way. Artwork may be created in any medium, but must be submitted as digital files. The Farm Fresh Directory is the Colorado Department of Agriculture's most popular publication, and 110,000 copies of Farm Fresh will be distributed statewide the last week of May.

“Year after year people look forward to this popular publication,” said Wendy White, marketing specialist at the Colorado Department of Agriculture. “We hope the cover art contest gets people even more excited about this year’s Farm Fresh.”

The 2014 Farm Fresh Directory will be available on the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s website, www.coloradoagriculture.com. The deadline for entries is March 14, 2014. For more contest information, contact Loretta Lopez at 303-239-4115 or visit www.coloradoagriculture.com.

ABOUT COLORADO CREATIVE INDUSTRIES DIVISION
Colorado’s Creative Industries Division, Colorado’s state arts agency, is a division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. Established to capitalize on the immense potential for our creative sector to enhance economic growth in Colorado, the mission of Colorado Creative Industries is to promote, support and expand the creative industries to drive Colorado’s economy, grow jobs and enhance our quality of life.

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