Join our Art Contest for to win cash prizes!


Best of Show $100 | BEST MUSHROOM $50 | & MORE


  • Eligibility: Anyone! As long as they can bring, or make arrangements for their art to be brought, to the Truman Kimbro Center on (date) so it can be displayed and voted on at the Mushroom Festival.  Accepted media includes oil, acrylic, charcoal, watercolor, and pen/pencil drawings.
  • Ages Groups:
    • Students
      • 4th Grade and under
      • 5th – 8th Grade
      • 9th – 12th Grade
    • All Ages (18 and over)
      • Students may enter either the All Ages OR the Student Contest, HOWEVER, adults may NOT enter the Student Contest.
  • Cost: $5 per entry (one form of payment is ok for all entries)
  • Contest Rules:
    1. Entries must be postmarked or delivered to our office at the Truman Kimbro Center by 5 pm, Friday, October 7th, 2022.
    2. Limit of 4 entries per person.
    3. No residency restriction for contestants. Must be an original work of art of the contestant.
    4. Please have each entry ready to hang. Framed pictures cannot exceed 30″ x 60″ Any unframed work must be mounted on a sturdy cardboard backing. No loose papers will be accepted.
      • IMPORTANT: Poster type artwork must have a wire or monofilament across the back for hanging and display. Note: string wire or cord through holes before gluing the mat to the board. Use glue (no masking tape) to affix backing to matted board.
    5. All entries must have information form (download below) attached to the back of each entry. Please print legibly.
    6. Reasonable care will be taken of all entries. However, due to the flow of people, we will not be liable for damages.
    7. If there is doubt as to how to display – place an arrow on the back, pointing to the top of the art.
    8. Any entry that includes obscenities, objectionable material, defames or invades the publicity or privacy rights of any person, living or deceased, or otherwise infringes upon any third party’s personal or proprietary rights, publicity rights, will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, illegible, or corrupted are void and will not be accepted.
    9. Artists present on the day of the show may pick up their art immediately after the presentation of awards.
    10. No Art Will Be Returned and will be the property of the Texas Mushroom festival Art Group if arrangements are not made for pick up.
    11. Any violation of the contest rules will result in disqualification. NO REFUND.
  • Contest Format:
    1. Art Contest entries will be voted on by Festival Attendees.
    2. The entry with the most votes will be awarded “Best of Show”.
    3. Winner announcement will be at 3:00 P.M. on the day of the festival.
  • Awards:
    • All Ages Best of Show – $100
    • All Ages Best Mushroom(s) – $50
    • All Ages, 1st Place – $50
    • All Ages, 2nd Place – $25
    • 4th Grade and under, 1st Place – $25
    • 4th Grade and under, 2nd Place – $15
    • 5th – 8th Grade, 1st Place – $25
    • 5th – 8th Grade, 2nd Place – $15
    • 9th – 12th Grade, 1st Place – $25
    • 9th – 12th Grade, 2nd Place – $15


Click the download button to download Art Contest Entry Information form