2016 Ventura County Fair announces poster contest for county youth

2015 Poster Contest winners: 1st Place Annie Sun, 14, of Newbury Park; 2nd Place Anna Sorensen, 11, of Simi Valley;  and 3rd Place Emma Fong, 11, of Newbury Park.

The Ventura County Fair has announced that the 7th annual Fair poster contest will be held for the 2016 Ventura County Fair.  The contest is open to young artists in grades 5 – 12 who reside in Ventura County.

The theme of the 2016 Fair is “A Country Fair with Ocean Air” and will serve as the guideline to the imagery.  Artwork may be created in any medium but may not include the use of glitter, metallic paint, or 3 dimensional objects attached to the artwork. Designs must be 17″ tall and 14″ wide.

Poster designs will be judged on Theme, Originality, Composition and Skill.  Entries will be accepted until the entry deadline, Friday, April 1. Entries can be brought to the Fairgrounds administration office at 10 W. Harbor Blvd. Office hours are Monday through Friday,  8am until 5pm.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three entries. First prize: $500, Second Prize: $250 and Third Prize: $100

The winning design will be used to advertise the Fair on posters, souvenirs, advertisements and other applications. Second and third place winning designs will also be used in various applications. All entries will be displayed in the Youth Expo at the Ventura County Fair.

The Ventura County Fair will begin its annual 12-day run Wednesday, August 3 through Sunday, August 14.

Rules, deadlines and other information can be found on the Fair website, www.venturacountyfair.org.  For more information about the contest, call 648-3376 or send an email to info@venturacountyfair.org. (please put “Poster Contest” in the subject line).


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