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Ever Downs is Georgia Farm Bureau Bookmark Contest district winner
Ever Downs was named the GFB 7th District winner in the organization’s 2023 bookmark contest with this talented illustration.
Ever Downs was named the GFB 7th District winner in the organization’s 2023 bookmark contest with this talented illustration.

Tattnall County student Ever Downs is a district winner of the 2023 Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB) Middle School Bookmark Contest. She received $100 for being the top winner from GFB’s 7th District, which includes 17 counties in upper Southeast Georgia. 

Downs is the daughter of Eric and Nicole Downs. Her artwork may be viewed at

“Georgia Farm Bureau’s Middle School Bookmark Contest encourages students to explore agriculture and then create a piece of art inspired by what they learned,” said GFB President Tom McCall. “Students who might not otherwise think about agriculture learn about the variety of crops and livestock Georgia farmers raise as they create their drawings.”

The contest, sponsored by Georgia Farm Bureau, was open to any Georgia middle school student in grades 6-8. Tattnall County Farm Bureau coordinated the contest locally.

Downs was a seventh grader at Pinewood Christian Academy when she entered the contest earlier this year. Ms. Tatum was the teacher who encouraged Downs to enter the contest.

“We’re proud of Ever for being the state and district winner in the Georgia Farm Bureau Bookmark Contest,” said Tattnall County Farm Bureau President Dan Crispell. “On behalf of Tattnall County Farm Bureau, I would like to thank the students and teachers who participated in our bookmark contest. The students who entered did a great job of illustrating Georgia agriculture.”

The 75-county Farm Bureaus across the state that held local contests submitted their top winners to GFB from which ten district winners were chosen based on artistic merit and how well the artwork represented Georgia agriculture.

The ten district winners’ drawings were posted on the GFB Facebook page to give Georgia’s agricultural community a chance to select the state winner. The bookmark with the most likes on the GFB Facebook page won the contest, and drawings with the second most votes was named runner-up. 

About Georgia Farm Bureau:

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