The Art Contest is a regular feature of the ADGA Annual Convention. As an attendee of the convention, this is your opportunity to acquire a one-of-a-kind dairy goat art piece for your farm, gift or raffle item 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 Wednesday, October 5th 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 home you’ll consider submitting one or more entries this year!

Participate in the Art Contest

Art Contest Categories

1. Youth Category, ages 5-18 as of October 1, 2023.

Dairy Goat themed, any size and any medium.

2. Paint, Sketch, Drawing (on any type canvas including canvas, paper, wood, metal, etc…) Must be

matted with protective sleeve or framed. Minimum size 5” x 7”, Maximum size 48” x 48”.

3. Sculpture, Figurine, Mosaic, or item/object painted, carved, or wood burned with a dairy goat theme;

No size restrictions.

4. An item of jewelry that contains a dairy goat theme.

5. Fabric art; includes dairy goat themed quilts, pillows, blankets, totes, wearables (clothing & shoes); No

size restrictions.

6. Photography; dairy goat themed photos must be matted with a protective sleeve or framed.

Contest Entry Deadline

Entries must be received at the ADGA registration desk at the Tulsa Southern Hills Marriot no later than Tuesday, October 17, 2023, unless prior approval is given. The cost of transport is that of the entrant. We highly recommend that if you are not able to attend the convention, you send your entry with a friend who is attending. 

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.

NOTE: Please note that non-artists made the rules. There are many things used as a canvas available for artwork. If the article is on a quality, acceptable art media, their entry will be gladly accepted.