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High schoolers encouraged to create reusable bag designs

COUNTRY Financial and Portland Farmers Market to host scholarship contest

Feb. 15, 2017

High school students in the Willamette Valley area who have a passion for art and local food have a chance to showcase their creativity this spring. COUNTRY Financial and Portland Farmers Market are encouraging students to submit a design for the market’s 2017 reusable bag design contest.

Contest Instructions

The theme for the seventh annual reusable bag design contest is “Eat fresh. Eat local.” Designers must follow the theme and include the phrase, “2017 Portland Farmers Market” within their design in order to be considered. In addition, students are encouraged to include imagery familiar to the City of Portland and the marketplace such as fresh fruits, vegetables, pastries and more.

In turn, three finalists and a people’s choice winner will be given a financial start for their future. The winning artist will receive a $1,000 scholarship, the first and second runners up will each receive a $500 scholarship and the People’s Choice winner will take home $250. In addition, the first place winner will earn the prestige of having their artwork printed on hundreds of reusable bags.

Contest winners will be announced Sat., June 3, at the Portland State University Farmers Market.

Deadline to Enter

Entries must be submitted to the following address by 5 p.m. PDT on Fri., April 14:

COUNTRY Financial

Farmers Market Contest

2150 Country Dr. South

Salem, OR 97308

Contest Rules

More information and official contest rules can be found 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.