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DEPARTMENT ‘E’ CREATIVE ARTS
SUPERINTENDENT: Suzanne Jenkins
520-559-0515 • firstname.lastname@example.org
PROCEDURES FOR ENTERING EXHIBITS
Entry forms are available online by clicking on the ‘ENTRY FORMS’ link or at the fairgrounds office. Entry forms will also be available on Wednesday, September 19 in Pioneer Hall. We encourage you to submit your entry forms early, or you may submit them when you bring your entries to Pioneer Hall or to one of our new entry collecting sites in Rio Rico and Nogales.
Use a separate entry form for each department in which you choose to enter. For example, if you are entering a jar of jam, fill out an entry form for Department D “Culinary Arts”. If you are also entering a photograph, you would fill out a separate form for Department G “Photography”.
GENERAL RULES & REGULATIONS
1. Competition is limited to Santa Cruz County and the area lying geographically and historically adjacent.
2. Every entry shall be entered in the name of the producer or the owner or his/her agent.
3. Entry tags will be furnished for each animal or article exhibited. These will be properly filled out and attached to the exhibit.
4. All exhibits and entries shall be under the complete control of the Fair Management Board and cannot be removed from the grounds before 4:00pm September 23, 2018, or by appointment.
5. Judges will award ribbons according to merit. Except where noted, the Santa Cruz County Fair utilizes the Danish system of judging. In this system, the judge does not judge one entry comparing it to another. The evaluation is made against a standard. Blue ribbons will be given to those entries which most nearly meet the highest standards established for the particular class. Red ribbons will be given to those entries which rank ‘very good’ in relation to the standards. White ribbons will be given to those entries that rank ‘acceptable’ or ‘satisfactory’.
In addition, the judge may present awards to those entries which merit recognition, i.e. Best of Show, Honorable Mention, and Special Award.
6. Ribbons will be awarded according to judging records. NO EXCEPTIONS.
7. THE FAIR MANAGEMENT BOARD WILL TAKE EVERY PRECAUTION TO INSURE CARE AND PROTECTION OF EXHIBITS, BUT WILL ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSSES OR DAMAGE TO ANY EXHIBIT OR PERSON.
8. All exhibits must be prepared to conform to the special regulations of the department in which exhibited. Any EXHIBIT found offensive in any way will not be displayed or judged.
9. In the event of a dispute, the decision of the Fair Management Board will be final.
10. Commercial organizations and others exhibiting articles not for competition must make arrangements for available space (call 520-455-5553).
11. Exhibitors will be responsible for transportation of exhibits to and from the Fair or to or from designated pick-up points in Nogales and Rio Rico.
12. All classes except Fine Arts have Children’s, Junior, Developmentally Disabled, and Visually Impaired Categories that will be identified in the sub-class column on the entry form (unless otherwise noted in department). Children “CH”: age 6-13: Junior “JR”: age 14-18: Developmentally Disabled “DD”: Visually Impaired “VI”. Age must be on entry form. Exhibitor must stay in age group and cannot exhibit in any other section.
13. Articles previously entered in the Santa Cruz County Fair or any other county fair may be entered & marked for display only but are not eligible for competition.
14. Fair Management is not responsible for any awards offered by private individuals or businesses.
15. The Fair Management Board has the right to reject any exhibit.
16. Animals showing disease or infestation (open or 4-H/FFA) will not be allowed to exhibit. Animals that are deemed uncontrollable or a safety hazard must be removed from the grounds upon owner/exhibitor receiving notice.
SPECIAL RULES—READ CAREFULLY
EXHIBITS must be solely the work of the exhibitor.
JUDGING: Entries may be judged on the following: general appearance; appropriateness; design; material; color; workmanship, assemblage; stitches; finish (right and wrong sides). Personal opinions as to colors, patterns, are unacceptable.
DIVISION 001 - SEWING
001 –Clothing, Machine Sewn
002 – Clothing, Hand Sewn
003 – Household Items, Machine Sewn
004 – Household Items, Hand Sewn
005 – Other Than Classified
DIVISION 002 - SMOCKING
DIVISION 003 - EMBROIDERY
006 – Hand embroidered article
007 – Machine embroidered article
DIVISION 004- KNITTING Class Description
008 – Hand knitted article
009 – Machine knitted article
DIVISION 005- LACEWORK
010 - Tatting
011 - Knotted/Knitted lace
012 – Bobbin lace
013 – Other than classified
DIVISION 006 - HOLIDAY ITEMS
DIVISION 007 - WEAVING
015 – Household items
016 – Table linens
017 – Other than classified
DIVISION 008 - SPINNING
018 – Hand spun items
019 – Machine spun items
DIVISION 009– NEEDLE ART – OTHER
020 – Counted cross stitch
021 – Crewel
022 – Needlepoint
023 – Other than classified
DIVISION 010 - CROCHET
025 – Household items
026 – Other than classified
DIVISION 011 - RUGS
DIVISION 012- MODEL BUILDING
027 – Kit Built
A model kit built strictly from the original kit; nothing else added except for paint, apply decals
028- Scratch Built (No kits)
DIVISION 013 - DIORAMA
Limited to 720 square inches. Any model with additional scenery and related items constitutes a diorama.
DIVISION 014 - COLLECTIONS
1. Collections will be judged independently by type; that is, matchbooks will not be judged against miniature animals or dolls, etc. except for special awards.
2. Tell in a brief statement (on a 3” x 5” card - no larger) how your collection was formed. Did you get it over a considerable time period? Was it gathered from many sources? Did you collect it personally? How many items are in your full collection? This information will be helpful to the judges, and even if you don’t get a prize, it will be of interest to the people who see your collection.
3. Collection shall be defined as a group of not less than ten (10) articles collected by the exhibitor. A maximum of 10 pieces for larger items, 35 pieces for smaller items, with the exception of mounted collections see instructions below. Size to be determined by the Creative Arts Department Staff on day of receiving. Articles in a collection must not be made by the exhibitor.
Collections entered as a club project cannot compete for premium awards in Collections.
4. Due to availability of display space, only the best of large exhibits will be displayed. Mounted collections not to exceed 720 square inches. The display in this Division should reflect the evidence of the hobbyist’s time, effort and ingenuity. Distinctiveness is also an important factor.
DIVISION 015- WOODCRAFT
DIVISION 016 – METALCRAFT
DIVISION 017– JEWELRY
DIVISION 018 – EGG DECORATING
DIVISION 019– TOYS AND DOLLS
DIVISION 020 – DOLLHOUSES AND FURNISHINGS
DIVISION 021– FLORAL CRAFTS
DIVISION 022– DESIGN, ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS
029 – Arrangements - commercially made flowers
030– Arrangements – handmade flowers
DIVISION 023– SCRAPBOOK / ALBUM
DIVISION 024– PAPERCRAFT
(Examples: Cards, calendars, stationery etc.)
DIVISION 025– NEEDLEWORK AND FABRIC ART
DIVISION 026 – GLASS DECORATING
DIVISION 027– CERAMIC AND PLASTER CRAFT
DIVISION 028 – LEATHER CRAFT
(See also Department ‘I’, Cowboy Crafts)
DIVISION 029– PAINTING, DRAWING, COLLAGE
DIVISION 030 – SCULPTURE, ALL MEDIA
DIVISION 031– CRAFT MADE FROM RECYCLED, OR REPURPOSED ITEMS
DIVISION 032 – MISCELLANEOUS CRAFTS
DIVISION 033– ANY PROJECT MADE BY A GROUP OF THREE OR MORE PEOPLE
(Entries in this division eligible for a special award)