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Group Description

Growing Strong: How Farmers Markets Nourish Communities, People, and the Planet - ART CONTEST - NOTICE: Deadline to enter extended to June 8th!!

Growing Strong is an exhibit that celebrates the unique confluence of community aspiration, cultural exchange, and economic activity popularly known as farmers markets. More information about the exhibit can be found at and on

The Contest

We are seeking farmers market-inspired artwork in any two-dimensional medium (painting, drawing, print-making, photography, mixed-media, crop art, etc.). Artwork will be judged on aesthetic merit, creativity, and interpretation of theme. Please do not enter artwork larger than 3’ x 3’.

Entries will be judged in two divisions: Open (16+) & Youth (under 16).

Judging Panel:
Dave Stevens, Mill City Museum Public Programs Coordinator
Terra Rathai, Principal photographer, Growing Strong exhibit

Winning entries will be displayed in the Mill City Museum Rail Corridor during the final three weeks of the Growing Strong exhibit from July 1 through July 22.

Contest is free and open to the public with the exception of Growing Strong or Mill City Museum staff and/or family members.


1)You will need a Flickr account to enter. Sign-up for a free account at or log into your existing Flickr account using your Yahoo! ID;
2)Join the Growing Strong Flickr Group at:;
3)Upload your images (limit 3); Enter Title. Add your name, contest division (Open or Youth), medium, and dimensions of artwork in the Description text field.
4)Send the images to the Growing Strong Group. Click on each image individually. Above the image, select “Actions” and “Add to Group”. Enter “Growing Strong” to locate the group and add your entries to the Growing Strong Group photo pool.
5)Tag your entries with “Growing Strong Art Contest” through the “tag” feature on the right side of the individual photo page.

That’s it! Congratulations on entering the contest!


April 30 – Call for submissions, contest opens.
June 8th – Deadline for submissions, midnight June 8th.
June 13th – Winners notified.
June 26th – Winning artwork delivered to Mill City Museum between 10am – 5pm. Artwork must be framed (where applicable) and fitted with D-rings or similar hardware (no wires, please). All pieces must be delivered “ready to hang”.

Growing Strong/Mill City Museum will take reasonable care of artwork; however, we are not responsible for damaged, misplaced, or stolen items.
The Artist is responsible for insuring his/her own work.

Growing Strong and Mill City Museum reserve the right to use and/or reproduce submitted images for promotional and display purposes in print and electronic/digital media including, social media sites, and the Growing Strong blog. Artist retains copyright of submitted images.

For more information contact

Group Rules

Images submitted must be appropriate for all ages. Please submit only three contest entries, sized smaller than 3' x 3'. Thanks for your interest!

Additional Info

  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Members can post 3 things to the pool.
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Images, Art
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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