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Convention Contests

Below you will find descriptions and guidelines of contests that regularly occur during the annual convention.
Be prepared by planning ahead of the busy Fair season.

New This Year!

Let’s see how your Fair got it’s best “Game On” in 2022!

BEST MARKETING CAMPAIGN

Due Date TBD

Rules:
  • Include up to 12 documents/items/photos with descriptions for each submission
  • Submission must include up to 2-page, double-spaced essay describing the overall program and success.
  • Submission items should be mounted on 8 ½ x 11 poster board or similar weight of paper.
  • Submit a flash drive with the information
Item samples to include:
  • Overall social media campaign
  • Print advertising
  • Tickets
  • Maps
  • Press Releases
  • Unique use of media
  • Souvenirs
  • Merchandise
  • Website screen shots


BEST AGRICULTURAL EXHIBIT

Due Thursday, October 20, 2022, between 10:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.

Rules:
  • Enter 1-2 photos of your exhibit along with a 2- page, double-spaced essay.
  • Essay should describe the innovative exhibit you enter in this category with details to include participants involved with the exhibit, what it was created out of and information on the success of the exhibit or program.


Returning Contests


Due Dates

  • Bring Scrapbook, Poster, T-Shirt entries to the Contest Entry Table on Thursday, October 20, 2022, between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
  • For Photo and Website entries see rules section for due date.
  • ONLY THOSE ENTRIES SUBMITTED BY THAT DATE AND TIME WILL BE JUDGED. (Late entries will be accepted for display only).

Fair attendance categories

A - Fairs under 8,000 and youth shows
B - Fairs 8,001- 22,000
C - Fairs 22,001- 40,000
D - Fairs 40,001-100,000
E - 100,001 and over.



SCRAPBOOK CONTEST

Due Thursday, October 20, 2022, between 10:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.


POSTER CONTEST

Due Thursday, October 20, 2022, between 10:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.

The purpose of this contest is to share the wide variety of the ways fairs market their event with the use of posters.

Posters will be judged in two categories:
Both categories will compete in the appropriate division as determined by fair attendance.

Artistic
The poster should be an Artistic presentation of the fair. A special event or feature may be included, but not required.
Informational
Poster is to clearly present information about the fair (i.e., date, time, special events, cost, preseason ticket purchase location, etc.).

The judging criteria are listed below:
  • Criteria Artistic Points
  • Informational Points
  • Design
  • Use of White Space
  • Overall Impact
  • Originality
  • Information/Content
TOTAL POSSIBLE POINTS 100

Awards:
WSFA Board of Directors will award “Fair Board’s Choice” in both categories if there are qualified entries.

T-SHIRT CONTEST

Due Thursday, October 20, 2022, between 10:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.

Awards:
  • Awards will be given in each attendance division for “Best Use of Theme”.
  • There will be “Best of Show” T-Shirt awarded if merited.
*Please note the following: All t-shirts must be picked up by 2:00 PM on the last day of the convention. NONE WILL BE MAILED.

WEBSITE CONTEST

Due Thursday, October 6, 2022

TO ENTER – PLEASE SEND AN E-MAIL TO: wastfair@comcast.net

Be sure to include your attendance category:
A - Fairs under 8,000 and youth shows
B - Fairs 8,001- 22,000
C - Fairs 22,001 –40,000
D - Fairs 40,001-100,000
E - 100,001 and over.
F - Service Member Website

Rules:
  • The site must be active
The score will be based on the following criteria:
  • Navigability/organization of website
  • Overall appearance/impression, including creativity and graphics
  • Use of graphics and other effects
  • Website adheres to a consistent theme
  • All sites will be judged using a 1 to 10-point scale with 1 being the lowest score and 10 being the highest score.

PHOTO CONTEST

Due Monday, October 10, 2022 Photos must be mailed to: Tawnia Linde 17402 NE Delfel Road, Ridgefield, WA 98642.

All entries will be judged by a professional photographer. In addition to judging the categories listed below, the judges will be asked to select an overall winner. This will be the Grand Sweepstakes winner.

Judging Categories:
A - Carnivals
B - Contests & Games
C - Animals
D - Kids
E - Senior Citizens
F - Entertainment
G - Rodeo
H - General Interest
I - Off Season Activities – A moment outside of your Fair Event

Awards:
Ribbon stickers will be used and put on ALL winning entries on the FIRST day of the convention. Ribbons for winners will be available on request. During one of the meals at the convention a list of winners will be displayed on all tables. All fairs that entered should also be listed. An announcement and ribbon recognition will be made for the GRAND SWEEPSTAKES. Category winners will be listed in the Fair Views following the convention.

Categories:
BLACK AND WHITE (includes digital and film prints, judged as the same)
A - Carnivals
B - Contests & Games
C - Animals
D - Kids
E - Senior Citizens
F - Entertainment
G - Rodeo
H - General Interest

COLOR (includes digital and film prints, judged as the same)
A - Carnivals
B - Contests & Games
C - Animals
D - Kids
E - Senior Citizens
F - Entertainment
G - Rodeo
H - General Interest
I - Off Season Activities – A moment outside of your Fair Event

Rules:
  • Unmounted photos only
  • Only 8 X 10” or 8 X 12” Black & White or Color prints accepted. Each will be judged separately.
  • Photos must depict Fair related activity.
  • Photos taken by your Newspaper are acceptable: include name photographer and newspaper.
  • Judges have the right to change categories as they see fit, i.e., a photo showing a child and an animal may be general interest.
  • There will be three places awarded in each of 8 categories.
  • A Grand Sweepstakes winner for best photo will be chosen by the judges.
  • All categories may be entered by your fair. Only three entries per category are allowed.
  • Type on a 3 X 5 card. Leave ½ inch space at the top. Use single spacing: Captions may be added, but not required. Write in pencil on the back of the photo the name of fair and category. (Single Space)
  • All photos must be picked up by 2:00 PM on the last day of the convention. NONE WILL BE MAILED.
  • NO PHOTOCOPIES ARE ALLOWED. ALL PHOTOS MUST BE ON PHOTOGRAPHIC PAPER.
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