March 31, 2023

Call for Cherry Art

Feb. 4, 2023

Student artists, ready your pens, pencils, brushes, and digital artwork apps! Applications are now open for the annual Cherry Art Competition for the National Cherry Festival (NCF). The theme for the 2023 contest is “farm stands,” and the NCF says “We would like to bring focus to how essential farm stands are when making cherries available to local communities.” Students can participate in two categories—4th grade through 8th grade and 9th grade through college—for scholarships and prizes, including the $1,000 first place award. Winning entries are often used in NCF promotion materials like posters, T-shirts, and other souvenirs. All entries must be submitted by 5pm on March 2, so it’s time to turn on that creativity and start sketching! To get all the details and learn how to submit artwork, head to (Pictured: “The Pollination of Cherries” by 2022 competition winner Monnicca Keyes.)


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