Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory 4-H Coloring, Art, and
Photography 50th Anniversary Contest
The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Lab
(TVMDL) works every day to perform diagnostic tests for many different
types of animals, including livestock, poultry, exotic species, pets and
zoo animals. Every year, TVMDL performs over 800,000 tests to
ensure the health of animal populations both in Texas and across the
Specimens are sent or brought to TVMDL from veterinarians,
animal owners and producers. Specimens received may be deceased animals
brought to the laboratory for examination, tissue specimens collected
from animals, or fluids collected from animals. Depending on the
suspected disease or ailment, TVMDL can choose from over 700 tests to
determine if an animal is healthy or sick. Many tests also help
veterinarians determine the right treatment or medicines to give to ill
Our 160 employees, based in four laboratories across
Texas, work every day to ensure the health of our animal
population. We play a significant role in ensuring animal products
that enter our supply chain meet the standards set by industry and
plays an important role in many 4-H projects and club activities.
From ensuring the proper medical dosage for a show animal or pet dog, to
ensuring the eggs used in food and nutrition program are free of disease,
and even proper handling of game animals, TVMDL can play an important
part in the food supply continuum...and the life of every 4-Her.
TVMDL is celebrating its 50th year in 2017. To commemorate
the milestone, TVMDL is sponsoring a coloring and art contest for Texas
Clover Kids Coloring Contest (Kindergarten to 2nd
Grade). TVMDL's 50th anniversary logo contains images of the many
species of animals tested each day at TVMDL. Clover Kids can print
the logo (PAGE 3) and express their creativity in coloring the
image. First, second and third place will be awarded.
4-H Members Art
Contest (3rd to 12th Grade). Contestants can draw, paint or photograph an
image that depicts the important role that animal health plays in your
4-H project or club. First, second and third prizes will be awarded to
outstanding 4-H members in the age groups of Junior, Intermediate, and
Senior for the following categories:
MEDIA AND TECHNIQUE
Paint or drawing
material may be used in the coloring, and drawing/painting contests (ie
watercolor, tempera, poster, or acrylic paint; pencil, charcoal, colored
chalk, pastels, oil pastels, colored pencils, markers, crayons).
All entries will
be submitted via 4-H CONNECT between January 1, 2017 and midnight
(central time) on April 1, 2017. No late entries will be
accepted for this contest.
n order to present your drawing/painting or photograph in the most
presentable manner, you will need to follow these entry specifications:
Artwork must be scanned or have a digital photo taken of the
work. Scan must be at least a 300 dpi resolution, but not
exceed a file size of 1 MB. Your artwork must be large enough
for judges to see detail while still being smaller than 1 MB.
should be submitted at a size of 8x10" at 300 dpi.
members and TVMDL staff will judge the entrants into each category and
determine a first, second and third place winner. Judging will be based
on the following criteria:
interpretation of the
AWARDS AND NOTIFICATION
rosette, image displayed at TVMDL headquarters and 50th anniversary
events, $100 gift card
rosette, image displayed at TVMDL headquarters, $75 gift card
Third Place: rosette, image displayed at TVMDL
headquarters, $50 gift card
Winners will be
notified in mid-May. Awards presented during an event at the 2017 Texas
One entry per 4-H member
Artwork must be started
no earlier than September 1, 2016 and completed prior to the submission
Only the 4-H member may
work on his or her artwork.
The artist retains all
copyrights to their artwork without exception.
Submitter must be the
creator of the art submitted. The concept must be original and
not a copy of anyone else's copyrighted material. Any artwork that
depicts copyrighted images will be disqualified. For example,
artwork depicting characters from television, movies, video games or
books are not accepted.
By entering this
competition, the 4-H member is granting TVMDL a non-exclusive
perpetual license to reproduce the image of the artwork in our
general outreach and marketing efforts.
Photographs, drawings and
paintings must be tasteful; profane, offensive or lewd images will
be disqualified. Program coordinators at TVMDL reserve the
right to determine disqualified images based on this requirement.
Images traced by hand or with the use of an overhead projector or
any other mechanical device are prohibited. Artwork that
incorporates traced images are prohibited.
DOWNLOAD THE COLORING PAGE FOR THE CLOVER KID CONTEST