Art Contest

The Art Contest is a regular feature of the ADGA Annual Convention and is sponsored by the Annual Convention host organization. This year’s “Goat Olé” Art Contest is being hosted by the Southern Arizona Dairy Goat Association. As an attendee of the convention, this is your opportunity to acquire one-of-a-kind dairy goat art pieces for your farm, gifts or raffle items at a future goat show.

All art contest entries are sold at the “Flashlight Sale,” a live auction held during the Products Reception. This year’s Flashlight Sale will be held on Thursday, November 11, 2021 during the ADGA Annual Convention Products Reception.

All Awards and prizes will be administered by ADGA and presented to the winners following convention. Youth and adults may participate. We hope you’ll consider submitting one or more entries this year!

Art Contest Categories

  1. Youth Category, ages 5 – 18 as of October 1, 2021. Dairy goat themed, any size, any medium.
  2. Paint, Sketch, Drawing, Embroidery, Quilting (on any type canvas, fabric, any media.) Minimum size is 5 x 7 inches. Maximum size is 48 x 48 inches.
  3. Sculpture (hard or soft), Figurine, Mosaic, or Needle Felted, or object painted, carved or wood burned with a dairy goat theme. No size restrictions.
  4. Jewelry – an item with a dairy goat theme.
  5. Photography – no size restrictions.


Note: Defining art and media is not black and white. Many media can be utilized for art. If the article is deemed a quality acceptable art media, the entry will be gladly accepted and the contest committee will help determine the appropriate category for it.

Contest Rules, Entry Deadline, Bidding

Entries must be received at the ADGA registration desk at the El Conquistador Tucson in Tucson, Arizona no later than 5:00 pm, November 9, 2021 unless prior approval is given. All entries become the property of the Southern Arizona Dairy Goat Association host committee upon submission.

Contest Judging & Awards

An independent judge or judges will make the placings. Winners in each category will receive $100 for First place, $50 for Second place and $25 for Third place. A Best of Show ($500) and Reserve ($250) will be chosen from the winners of the five categories. A People’s Choice Award will be awarded a Rosette in recognition. As many entries per category will be accepted from any individual; however, only one monetary award per person in any one category will be awarded (Best In Show being a different category).

In cases where less than four entries are received, it will be up to the judges’ discretion to be considered for monetary award. The judge and show committee will determine If an entry is not deemed suitable for competition.

Art Contest Entry Form

Please include a completed copy of this entry form with each contest entry.

Art Contest Entry Form 2022 PDF

5 comments on “Art Contest
  1. Greta L Meyer says:

    Thank you so much. I will ship the light items. The etched glass cake dish would be to heavy so won’t be able to enter that piece.

  2. ADGA says:

    Hi Gary — Items may be shipped to arrive no later than 5pm, Nov 9. The address is: El Conquistador Tucson, 10000 North Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704, Attn: ADGA Art Contest, Kim Gatliff

  3. Gary Meyer says:

    Can art item’s be shipped to the hotel and if so who would we ship them too and what is the address to ship too?

  4. Kim gatliff says:

    That would be great!

  5. Ruthie Green says:

    I would love to enter my art work. I do pottery goats.

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