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 “Get Your Goat” Art Contest is being hosted by the Minnesota Dairy Goat Association. As an attendee of the convention, this is your opportunity to “Get Your Goat” through bidding for one of these unique, spectacular and creative dairy goat art pieces.

All art contest entries are sold at the “Flashlight Sale,” a live auction and silent auction held during the Products Reception. This year’s Flashlight Sale will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2018 during the ADGA Annual Convention Products Reception. Profits from the Flashlight Sale go to the ADGA/Helen Staver Foundation Education and Scholarship Fund.

Awards and cash prizes will will be presented to the winners. 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, 2018. 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 Bloomington Double Tree Hotel no later than 5:00 pm, October 16, 2018 unless prior approval is given. All entries become the property of the Minnesota Dairy Goat Association host committee upon submission. Winners of each category, Best In Show and Reserve, will be auctioned off at the end of the Products Reception.

There will be a silent auction during the week, culminating at the Products Reception for all other entries. The person(s) who make the winning bid on silent auction items must be present to pick them up and pay for them. If they are not present, the next bid providing the bidder is present will be used.

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.

In cases where less than four entries are received for a category, if an entry is not deemed suitable for competition, it will not be considered for monetary award. This will be the decision of the judge and show committee.

Art Contest Entry Form

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

ADGA Art Contest Entry Form 2018 PDF

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