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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 Tuesday, September 17 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 22, 2019, 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 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; finish.
LET’S PAY IT FORWARD! - So many crafters love to try new techniques and materials even when there’s no recipient for their creations. If you would like to donate your fair entry of baby clothing (up to size 2T), quilts, receiving blankets, booties hats, sweaters, etc. to a local charity, please indicate this on your entry form. Thank you.
DIVISION A - SEWING
001 –Clothing, Machine Sewn
002 – Clothing, Hand Sewn
003 – Household Items, Machine Sewn
004 – Household Items, Hand Sewn
005 – Other Than Classified
DIVISION B - EMBROIDERY
006 – Hand embroidered article
007 – Machine embroidered article 008 - Smocking
DIVISION C - KNITTING Class Description
009 – Hand knitted article
010 – Machine knitted article 011 - Knitting loom article
DIVISION D- LACEWORK
012 - Tatting
013 - Knotted/Knitted lace
014 – Bobbin lace
015 – Other than classified
DIVISION E - HOLIDAY ITEMS
DIVISION F - WEAVING
017 – Household items
018 – Table linens 019 - Rugs, floor runners
020 – Other than classified
DIVISION G - SPINNING
Class Description Spinning by drop spindle, spinning wheel, electric wheel
021 – Hand spun items
022 – Machine spun items
DIVISION H– NEEDLE ART – OTHER
023 – Counted cross stitch
024 – Crewel
025 – Needlepoint
026 – Other than classified
DIVISION I - CROCHET
028 – Household items
029 – Other than classified
DIVISION J - RUGS Class Description 030 - Hooked rugs 031 - Braided rugs 032 - Woven rugs
DIVISION K – JEWELRY All jewelry must be on display board, card, or jewelry stand. Class Description 033 - Beadwork, glass, wood or clay 034 - Copper, silver, gold jewelry 035 - Recycled jewelry
DIVISION L - COLLECTIONS
Tell in a brief statement (on a 3” x 5” card) 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.
DIVISION M – TOYS AND DOLLS
DIVISION N – DOLLHOUSES AND FURNISHINGS
DIVISION O – ARTIFICIAL FLORAL CRAFTS 036 - Articles made using artificial flowers, e.g. hats 037 – Arrangements - commercially made flowers
038 – Arrangements – handmade flowers
DIVISION P – EGG DECORATING
DIVISION Q- MODEL BUILDING
039 – Kit Built
A model kit built strictly from the original kit; nothing else added except for paint, decals
040- Scratch Built (No kits)
DIVISION R - DIORAMA
Limited to 720 square inches. Must be mounted on a wood or other firm base. Any model with additional scenery and related items constitutes a diorama.
DIVISION S - WOODCRAFT Includes wood burning, wood carving (hand or machine). Class Description 041 - Toys and models 042 - Furniture 043 - Clocks 044 - Other than classified ________________________________ ________________________________
DIVISION T – METALCRAFT Cast, embossed, etched or sculpted
DIVISION U – GEMSTONES Hand or machine carved, lapidary, rock, beads (glass, wood or clay), stone or agate, copper, silver, gold or other metals.
DIVISION V– SCRAPBOOK / ALBUM
DIVISION X – PAPERCRAFT
(Examples: Cards, calendars, stationery etc.)
DIVISION Y – GLASS DECORATING
DIVISION Z – CERAMIC AND PLASTER CRAFT Class Description 045 - Hand built, made by hand or on a mold 046 - Wheel thrown 047 - Mosaics 048 - Porcelain dolls
DIVISION AA – LEATHER CRAFT
(See also Department ‘I’, Cowboy Crafts)
DIVISION BB – PAINTING, DRAWING, COLLAGE
DIVISION CC – SCULPTURE, ALL MEDIA Includes wire, metal, wood, marble etc.
DIVISION DD – CRAFT MADE FROM RECYCLED, OR REPURPOSED ITEMS
DIVISION EE – MISCELLANEOUS CRAFTS
DIVISION FF – ANY PROJECT MADE BY A GROUP OF THREE OR MORE PEOPLE
(Entries in this division eligible for a special award)