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COUNTRY Financial and Minneapolis Farmers Market to host scholarship contest

High school students encouraged to design artwork for bag

March 21, 2017

Minneapolis-St. Paul high school students who have a passion for art and local foods have a chance to showcase their creativity this spring. COUNTRY Financial and Minneapolis Farmers Market are encouraging students to submit a design for the market’s fifth annual reusable bag design contest.

Contest Instructions

The theme for 2017 is “Give, Grow and Be Green.” In order to be considered, artists must follow the theme and include the phrase “2017 Minneapolis Farmers Market” within their design. In addition, students are encouraged to include imagery familiar to the city and marketplace such as fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and more.

In turn, three finalists will be given a financial start to their future. The winning artist will receive a $1,000 scholarship and the first and second runners-up will each receive a $500 scholarship. In addition, the first place winner will earn the prestige of having their artwork printed on thousands of reusable bags.

Contest winners will be announced Sat., May 20, at the Minneapolis Farmers Market.

Deadline to Enter

Entries must be submitted to the address below by 4 p.m. EST on Mon., April 24:

COUNTRY Financial

Reusable Bag Design Contest

2 Pine Tree Drive

Arden Hills, MN 55112

Contest Rules

More information and official contest rules can be found on our contest website at

About COUNTRY Financial®

COUNTRY Financial is a marketing name for COUNTRY Life Insurance Company®, COUNTRY Mutual Insurance Company® and their respective subsidiaries, located in Bloomington, IL.  COUNTRY Financial serves about one million households and businesses throughout the United States and offers a wide range of insurance and financial products and services.