Ag is Cool contest

Ag is Cool contest submissions due June 5

The Ohio Department of Agriculture has opened 2018’s “Agriculture is Cool!” Creative Expression Contest. Children enrolled in school or who are home schooled in Ohio during the 2017-2018 academic year have until June 5 to show their personal interpretation of why Ohio agriculture is cool for their chance to win prizes including a trip to be recognized at the Ohio State Fair.


“Ag is Cool!” entries can include an original video, photograph, drawing or painting. One winner from each age group and category will be chosen:

Grades K-2: Photography, Drawing or Painting

Grades 3-5: Video, Photography, Drawing or Painting

Grades 6-8: Video, Photography, Drawing or Painting

Grades 9-12: Video, Photography, Drawing or Painting


A panel that may include representatives from the Office of Gov. John Kasich, Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio State Fair and professionals in the areas of video production, photography, drawing, painting and other visual arts will serve as judges. Judges will be looking at a student’s visual representation of the “Ag is Cool!” theme, if it accurately reflects 21st century agriculture, use of Ohio images, creativity and quality of work. 

Governor Kasich’s office will honor the winners of the art contest at the Ohio State Fair July 25, 2018.

For additional information about the contest, a complete copy of the rules and entry form, visit ODA’s website or call 614-752-9817.