Harrisburg student's artwork selected for Ark. Agri. Department program

Sep 10, 2018

The design submitted by Anna Chaplain, a senior at Harrisburg High School, has been chosen as the winner of the Arkansas Agriculture Department’s contest for a new Arkansas Grown program t-shirt.    The winning design is displayed below:

This was designed by Anna Chaplain of Harrisburg. The Arkansas Agriculture Department will use this design for its Arkansas Grown program.
Credit Arkansas Department of Agriculture

The design below submitted by Chris McMillian of Little Rock for a children’s t-shirt has been selected as an honorary winner:

This was designed by Chris McMilian of Little Rock. His design was for a children's t-shirt and was selected as an honorary winner of the Arkansas Department of Agriculture's t-shirt design contest for Arkansas Grown.
Credit Arkansas Department of Agriculture

“Congratulations to Ms. Chaplain and Mr. McMillian for being selected as the winners of our first annual Arkansas Grown program t-shirt design contest,” said Wes Ward, Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture.  “We hope the new t-shirt designs will remind Arkansans about the wonderful diversity of Arkansas agriculture, our state’s largest industry, and of the many benefits to consumers, producers, and our rural communities of buying Arkansas grown and made products”.

Design entries were required to include the Arkansas Grown logo and creatively capture Arkansas’s agricultural diversity among commodities that are grown or raised in Arkansas, including row crops, specialty crops, and animal agriculture.   The winning design was selected by a survey sent to all Arkansas Agriculture Department employees across the state.

The Arkansas Grown T-shirt contest will be an annual contest held at the end of the summer and open to Arkansans of all ages. The t-shirt will be available for purchase by the public.  Orders may be submitted to Brooke Clanton at brooke.clanton@agriculture.arkansas.gov.

Since 2012, the Arkansas Grown, Arkansas Made, and Homegrown by Heroes marketing programs provide branding and promotional benefits for members and offer a vital connection between Arkansas producers, makers and consumers. For more information about Arkansas Agriculture Department marketing programs, see arkansasgrown.org.

This is a press release by the Arkansas Department of Agriculture.