About:

The Tennessee Farmers Market Awards celebrate and recognize excellence in the advertising and promotion of Tennessee Farmers Markets. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture and PickTN Products sponsor the competition and prizes.

Entry:

  • Entry is free to all Tennessee Farmers Markets and Tennessee Association of Farmers Market members.
  • First and second place prizes will be award in each of three categories: websites and social media, apparel, and non-apparel merchandise (can include posters).
  • Awards and recognition will take place during the TAFM annual meeting on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at the Pick TN Conference at 10:30 a.m. Awards will be presented by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture.
  • The submission of website and social media entries ends February 7, 2020 and must be entered by email to info@tnfarmersmarkets.org. Please include “contest” in the subject line.
  • Apparel and merchandise entries must be submitted to a member of the TAFM board at the TAFM table in the main conference area at the Pick TN Conference by noon on Friday, February 21, 2020.
  • All submissions and winning entries must stay in place until the winners are announced Saturday morning.

Guidelines:

  • Decision of the judges is final.
  • Entry items must be intended for distribution to the general public and directly related to an actual event or service at a Farmers Market.
  • Contestants agree to allow their event and entry to be available for promotion and future program publicity.
  • All submissions should be in good condition and suitable for display.
  • Markets represented on the current TAFM Board are ineligible to compete but are encouraged to bring items to display.

Judging Criteria:

Website will be evaluated based on the following:

  • Content
  • Structure and navigation
  • Visual design
  • Interactivity
  • Overall experience
  • Use of Pick TN Products logo and linked to PickTnProducts.org 

Social Media will be evaluated based on the following:

  • Content
  • Visual design
  • Interactivity
  • Overall experience

Brochures or Posters will be evaluated based on the following:

  • Informative
  • Page layout
  • Appropriate for the activities and audience
  • Accuracy and appeal of information provided
  • Overall appearance
  • Use of Pick TN Products logo

Other promotional items (T-shirts, totes, hats, etc.) will be evaluated based on the following:

  • Originality
  • Artistic quality and design
  • Display of farmers market name/logo
  • Creativity

Questions:

Contact Victoria Raschke, TAFM Outreach and Membership Coordinator, at info@tnfarmersmarkets.org.