Kansas students in kindergarten through sixth grade have a chance to win a cash prize while putting their personal stamp on the story of agriculture by participating in the Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom 2013 Postcard Art Contest.
The theme for this year is "Kansas Farmers Help Feed the World," which focuses on the impact agriculture in Kansas has on the entire world.
The contest is open to students from anywhere in the state of Kansas and official entry forms are available to those who are interested in applying at KFAC's website. Additional information on the contest is also available on the website.
Entries must be postmarked by Feb. 1, 2013, to be eligible to be considered for the contest.
One winner from each grade level from kindergarten through sixth grade, and one grand prize winner from all grade levels will be selected. Each winner will receive a cash prize. Each winner, teacher and parent/guardian will be invited to an awards ceremony during the State Ag Day celebration in March. The awards ceremony will be held in Topeka at the State Department of Agriculture.
Entries will be judged on relevance to theme, creativity, originality, use of space and color, and clarity of idea and image.
The 2013 Postcard Art contest is sponsored by the Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom and Kansas State University College of Agriculture.
The Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom is a 501(c)(3) organization that seeks to involve Kansans of all ages in understanding the fundamental impact of agriculture on their everyday lives. By providing resources to Kansas teachers, KFAC hopes to connect classrooms to Kansas agriculture.