Year of The Apple Competition Pt 2

Year of The Apple Competition Pt 2

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with today’s Fruit Grower Report. Next Monday is the deadline for delivery of all entries in the Washington Apple Education Foundation’s “Year of the Apple” art competition.

WAEF’s Executive Director, Dr. Faviola Barbosa says, the high school student who puts together the best artwork featuring Washington apples will win $1,000 …

BARBOSA … “So, we’re excited because I am presuming that next week our postal men will be dropping off boxes of items to us because they usually come in the very last week. So, we’re excited to be wrapping this up and then starting to bring in our judges to look at the art pieces.”

The apple artwork needs to meet certain criteria …

BARBOSA … “Yes, the artwork does have to depict real Washington apples and it does have to be original pieces, by the artist. And it can be no smaller than an 81/2 X 11 and no larger than an 11 X 17.”

And, Dr. Barbosa says, the clock is ticking …

BARBOSA … “May 1st, that is a Monday. We will be in the office and their artwork does have to be postmarked. So, they can call and make arrangements to drop the things off.”

Barbosa says their number is 509-663-3714 … OR …

BARBOSA … “They can look at our website as well at and download the information because there is a entry form that must be submitted with each artwork.”

Artwork can be anything from colored pencil to watercolors paintings, oil paintings and even chalk work.

Barbosa says the judges will go over the artwork the third week of May and the winners will be announced, in a surprise presentation, shortly thereafter.

Again, the deadline is in five days, May 1st.

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