MDGA is excited to be hosting the 2018 ADGA Annual Convention October 16-21 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Bloomington/Minneapolis South. Please watch the newsletter and Convention Facebook page for volunteer opportunities!

“Get Your Goat” Art Contest and Flashlight Sale to be held at October ADGA Annual Convention in Bloomington, MN.
by Mary Thompson

Calling all budding and accomplished artists!

Please consider entering one of your original works in the annual “Get Your Goat” Art Contest, which will be held in conjunction with this year’s
Annual ADGA Convention in Bloomington, MN, in October.

While final rules are not yet completed, there will be categories for both youth and adult and accepted in virtually all media:
- paint
- sketch work,
- sculpture,
- fiber and
- textiles 
- jewelry

There will be monetary awards in each division, as well as monetary awards for best-in-show and runner-up. The artwork does become the property of the Minnesota Dairy Goat Association and will be auctioned off at the Flashlight Sale on Thursday, October, 2018, following the Wine and Products Reception, with proceeds going to the MDGA as a fundraiser. Artwork must be goat-themed. This is a fun competition and historically some excellent artwork has been displayed and sold. There will be a people’s choice award of a rosette also given.

 You may enter more than one item per category, although individuals are only eligible to win one financial award per category. An entry will not be considered for monetary award in cases where less than 4 entries are received for competition (if an entry is not deemed suitable for competition), Watch for finalized contest rules on the ADGA website as well as the ADGA 2018 Annual Convention Face Book page.

So, start designing and creating now!

If you have any questions, please email Mary Thompson at