Tucson students can design the garden of their dreams as participants in the Pima County Master Gardeners Student Art Contest. Master Gardeners are university-trained volunteers who serve as community educators, working with the UA Cooperative Extension.
The contest is open to Pima Country residents, ages 5-18, in four categories: ages 5-9, 10-12, 13-15, and 16-18. Artwork must be original and be a minimum of 8 ½ inches by 11 inches and a maximum of 16 inches by 20 inches. Artistic media may include markers, crayon, paint pen, watercolor, ink, acrylic, and colored pencil. The deadline to submit artwork and a “My Dream Garden” entry form is Sept. 4. Winning artworks will be displayed at a festival celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Master Gardeners program on Oct. 27. For complete rules and entry form, visit extension.arizona.edu/pima-master-gardeners.