Frequently Asked Questions
A: Think about the role dairy plays in your everyday life. Do you have a bowl of cereal with ice-cold milk in the morning? What about a little cheese on your pizza? Dairy is so commonplace in our lives that we often take it for granted. So this is your chance to express how much dairy means to you. Show us your devotion by creating a whole world made entirely of dairy! And unlike algebra, there’s no wrong answer here. Logic doesn’t apply! If you want your froyo castle to have a chocolate moat with stoic guards made of string cheese, go for it! This is your world so build it your way! Think of any place in the whole world and transform it into a dairy wonderland - or build your own from scratch! These are just some idea starters, but we want to challenge you to make your dairy daydreams come to life. Show us something different, something we’ve never seen before, something that can only come from your imagination! After all, the entries that stand out the most usually get the highest number of votes. The designs will be judged on the following criteria: Originality: 30%, Technical Ability: 30%, and Relevance to the “ImaginDairy Places” Theme: 40%. Please see Official Rules for complete details on judging. So what are you waiting for? The cow is your canvas! Let’s get moooving!
A: Students should avoid using copyrighted material as a basis for their design. Any element used must be in the public domain and not subject to an individual’s copyright, trademark, patent, right of privacy, right of publicity or other proprietary right/interest.
A: Students are only required to show one side of the cow as an overall concept on their entry form. However, we encourage students to demonstrate their creativity and ability by designing entries that utilize a second side to illustrate an additional or new extension of the design. Students that choose to do different art on each side of the cow may choose to submit two entry forms together to show each side, although this is not required. If chosen as a finalist, the student’s design will need to be replicated on a life-size cow sculpture.
A: The Eighth Annual Lucerne® The Art of Dairy™ “ImaginDairy Places” Art Contest (“Contest”) is open and offered only to legal residents of the following states who at time of entry are students at least 13 years of age and enrolled in Grades 9-12 in a U.S. accredited middle school, junior high school or high school: AK, AZ, CA, CO, DE, HI, ID, IL, MD, MT, NE, NM, NV, OR, PA, SD, TX, VA, WA, WY and the District of Columbia (“Entrant”).
A: Yes. Students can submit entries that they create in graphic design class. However, the student who submits the design will also be responsible for personally replicating the artwork on the life-size cow sculpture if the entry is chosen as a finalist.
A: Yes. The students must work within the existing contour of the cow drawing we have provided, as the cow outline was created to match the sculpture that the finalists will work from. For judging purposes, we are asking that all entries follow the entry form size and format exactly. This provides an equal starting point for all entries. However, if you are photocopying the entry form, you may choose to use any paper you wish for the entries. If you choose to enlarge the entry form to have a larger canvas for creating designs, remember that you must reduce the artwork to its original size before submission. Please keep in mind that the students must complete all requested information on the entry form.
A: Students may use whatever media they prefer (i.e. acrylic, watercolor, mosaic, etc). The only consideration is that the student’s design can be replicated on a life-size cow sculpture if an entry is chosen as a finalist.
A: Unfortunately, we are not able to accept late entries. As stated in the Official Rules, all entry forms with the completed requested information must be postmarked by December 7 (for receipt by December 12).