Enter the Monroe County Fair


A blue ribbon winner from the 2009 fair.

Wednesday, July 21st, between 3PM and 7PM are the date and times to drop off photo entries for the 2010 Monroe County Fair. You didn’t know it was coming up so soon? Better hurry, because your photo has to be matted and framed to be accepted for judging and subsequent exhibiting during Fair Week (July 24-31). There is a spirited competition among county photographers for an overall grand prize of a $100 gift certificate from local favorite, Framemakers. But … just because there is only one overall champion doesn’t mean there isn’t a great deal of pride in winning a blue ribbon and showing your work to the throngs who visit the fair each July.

It’s not too late to get an image ready for consideration. To assist I am posting the official fair rules for photographs in the Open Class show below:

PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY DIVISION
SUPERINTENDENT: Nola Donley 876-1095
ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT: Frances Walden 876-5545

All prints MUST be mounted in a sturdy frame with WIRE HANGER securely strung
across the back for hanging or exhibits will not be accepted. The superintendent reserves
the right to refuse any entries not complying with this rule. Maximum photo size to be 11” x
14”, overall size of the frame not to exceed 340 square inches. Photos must have been taken
since the entry date of last year’s fair.

A special Thank You to Framemakers Custom Picture Framing
Gift Certificate for Grand Champion

JUDGING CRITERIA – The judge is looking for the following:
1. Artistic effect of shapes, color, texture, design.
2. Skill in use of the media.
3. Originality/design
4. Frame and/or mat are appropriate for art subject.
5. Wire hanger for hanging.

BLACK AND WHITE – CLASS
Entry 1: One or more black and white
(or monochromatic, like
sepia) prints in one frame.

BLACK AND WHITE SALON – CLASS
Entry 2: One 8”x10” black and white
(or monochromatic, like
sepia) print, matted and
framed.

COLOR – CLASS
Entry 3: One or more prints in one
frame.

COLOR SALON – CLASS
Entry 4: One 8”x10” color print,
matted and framed.

BEYOND THE CAMERA – CLASS
Entry 5: One or more photographic
prints in a frame that have
been technically or digitally
manipulated so they no
longer resemble what the
camera saw…be creative.

ANY OTHER KIND NOT LISTED –
CLASS
Entry 6: A photo that does not meet
the criteria for the other
classes (e.g. a black and
white photo with watercolor
toning).

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