PCC Austin Farm to provide scholarships for art contest winners

tote bagCHICAGO, Ill. – April 6, 2016 – PCC Community Wellness Center’s (PCC) community farm, the PCC Austin Farm invites 14 to 18 year-old students who attend high school or live in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood to participate in a contest to redesign the farm’s reusable tote bag. The student with the winning design will receive a $700 scholarship. Students with second and third place entries will each receive a $350 scholarship.

All entries must include the name “PCC Austin Farm” and designs should focus on imagery of things grown on the farm such as flowers, herbs, and vegetables. Students should consider including community or neighborhood elements such as the green line, street signs, or other Austin neighborhood elements.

Computer – aided drawings will be accepted. However, the pictures used must belong to the student, not any other source. Entries must be on unlined, white paper and may use any medium such as: oil, acrylic, watercolor, tempera, gouache, ink, pastel, crayon, or colored pencil. Artwork drawn using #2 lead pencils as the primary medium will not be accepted. All entries should be 9” (width) by 11” (height), and must be mounted on cardstock or cardboard with adhesive spray, rubber cement, or tape.

All participants must submit their entries by Monday, April 25, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. to PCC Austin Family Health Center, Attn: Lucy Flores, 5425 W. Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60644.Winners will be notified May 30, 2016 and the winning designs will be revealed to the public on June 7, 2016 at the PCC Austin Farm Stand kickoff at 5:00 p.m.

Download a full contest packet and application form here.

For more information contact Lucy Flores at 773-413-1240 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it