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Farm Day Contests


"Agriculture Soaring in 2020"

Marin County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall

Thursday, March 19, 2020

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon



Artwork Project

        Open to all Marin County Students in Pre-K through 3rd Grade


  • Artwork must be a drawing, a painting, or a collage.
  • Artwork is a class project.
  • Artwork may also be a single grade and/or multiple grade level project.
  • Artwork is completed on a 2’ x 2’ piece of paper.  Finished project will be displayed at Farm Day as well as at the Marin County Fair in July.
  • Artwork should reflect "Agriculture Soaring in 2020"

Creative Writing Contest

(Poems or Essays)

Open to all Marin County Students in Grades 4th through 8th 


  • Tell a story or write a poem about what is fun about farms.(Possible themes: cooking, gardening, farming, ranching, planting or harvesting.)
  • Essays should be a maximum of 250 words and must adhere to the theme, Agriculture Soaring in 2020. Poems should be no longer than 18 lines and 6 stanzas.
  • Essays will be judged on sincerity, originality, spelling, neatness, grammar and relevance to the topic. Poems will be judged on originality, form, structure and neatness.
  • All projects need to include a teacher contact email address.
  • Top writers from each grade level will be acknowledged at the 11:00 a.m. Farm Day Awards Ceremony.

Photo Contest  

Open to all Marin County Students in K through 8th Grade


  • One (1) photo taken by student.
  • Pictures can be of gardening, farming, farm animals or people engaged in agriculture.
  • Photo must be 5” x 7” in size, unframed and unmounted.
  • Photo may be black & white or in color.
  • Photo must have a label on the back of the photo which includes name, age, school, teacher, teacher email, title of photo, and any additional notes.
  • Photos will not be returned to students, but a selection of photos will be displayed at Farm Day as well as at the Marin County Fair in July.
  • Photo should reflect "Agriculture Soaring in 2020"

Entries must be received by Monday, Deadline March 9th, 2020

Please deliver or mail entries to:

Marin Center

Attention:  Charlie Barboni

10 Avenue of the Flags

San Rafael, CA  94903


For more information contact Karen at karentaylor@alumni.calpoly.edu or (415) 663-8343