2024 Louisiana Beef Industry Council Beef Poster Contest

Louisiana Beef Industry Council Beef Poster Contest

The 2024 Beef Poster Contest Theme is “Bite Into Beef”. Participants may compete in either the poster or digital competition! Parish level winners will receive the following monetary prizes: 1st Place - $25; 2nd Place - $15; & 3rd Place - $10. Winning entry or entries will be sent for state competition. Ouachita Parish entries are due to the Ouachita 4-H office by Wednesday, April 10, 2024. This contest is open to students in grades 4-12!


  • Division I: 4th – 6th grades
  • Division II: 7th – 9th grades
  • Division III (Poster): 10th – 12th grades
  • Division III (Digital): 4th – 12th grades (all ages compete together)

Awards: All monetary awards are sponsored by the Louisiana Beef Industry Council.

  • First Place: State winning posters in each division will receive $200
  • Second Place: State winning posters in each division will receive $100
  • Third Place: State winning posters in each division will receive $50

This activity will encourage participants to learn more about the beef industry while encouraging beef industry, product, and nutrition promotion. Through creative and original thinking participants will develop a visual form of marketing communication to convey thoughts and ideas. Participants are expected to create original work using resources wisely.

Activity Guidelines

1. 2024 LBIC Beef Poster Contest Theme: Bite Into Beef

2. Posters must be on “22 x 28” poster board only.

3. Place your NAME, ADDRESS, AGE, GRADE IN SCHOOL AND PARISH/CHAPTER on back, upper right corner of poster.

4. Digital entries must be designed using one of the following programs: Microsoft Publisher, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Canva. Digital designs should be formatted for “22 x 28” poster size prints. All digital entries must be saved in high-resolution 300 DPI in ALL of the following: original design file, .png file format, and .pdf file format. Digital designs should be saved to a blank jump drive, placed in a 3 ½ x 6 blank envelope labeled with NAME, ADDRESS, AGE, GRADE IN SCHOOL, AND PARISH/CHAPTER on the front. Contact state contest coordinator for alternative delivery format.

5. Posters and digital designs should generate positive images and promotion of beef (not live cattle production) using the indicated theme. Posters should promote beef without projecting any negative messages towards other agricultural commodities (chicken, pork, etc.).

6. Do Not use copyrighted materials

  • You may develop ideas from magazines, parents, friends, nutrition bulletins, Beef Ambassador Fact Sheets, and meat publications but the end concept should be original and not copied material.
  • No Templates may be used in the digital division. All design work must be original and from scratch, just as a poster would be designed.
  • Pictures, clip-art and materials (i.e. cartoon characters, advertisements, logos, etc.) that are copyrighted may not be used on the poster. The poster will be disqualified if copyrighted materials are used.
  • Computer generated clip-art may be used on the poster if it is not copyrighted material.
  • Materials to pull ideas from are also available from your local supermarket, butcher, the American Meat Institute and National Livestock and Meat Board.


  • The contest is open to 4-H and FFA members between 4th and 12th grades.
  • Participants are only eligible to win the state level contest one time.
  • 4-H and FFA divisions compete against each other and therefore participants may only enter as EITHER a 4-H or FFA poster or design.
  • Competitors must choose to compete in EITHER the poster OR digital competition, participants CANNOT participate in both divisions in the same year.
  • Posters and designs submitted to the state competition become the property of the LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Beef Industry Council. The state winning posters may be used to promote beef at various events. Posters in local and parish contests should be displayed in public places such as grocery stores, drug stores, farm stores, banks, libraries, schools, extension offices, etc.


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11/29/2023 8:16:33 PM
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