“Rooted in Tradition” expressed in winning poster designs

Anna Sorensen, James Lockwood and Jorja Garcia at poster award presentation.

James Lockwood, Publicity-Marketing introduced the 2017 Ventura County Fair poster winners on June 29 in the Fair offices at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. The contest was open to Ventura County youth in grades 5-12. The theme of this year’s fair is “Rooted in Tradition” and we are sure that you will agree that the 2017 posters illustrates the theme beautifully. The contest was held in the spring and selected from 42 student’s submitted works.

All of the Poster Contest entries will be displayed in the Youth Expo at the Fair.

Two of the talented ladies were there:

First Place: Anna Sorensen, 13 years old, Simi Valley. Her painting will be uses as the featured art for the 2017 Fair poster and in marketing materials.

Third Place: Jorja Garcia, 12 years old, Oxnard .

Second Place winner Carys Garvey, 14 years old, Ventura was on vacation with her family.

Proud mom Edith told the Breeze “Anna Sorensen is 13 years old and lives in Simi Valley. She attends Hillside STEAM Academy, and emerged herself fully in the arts with her love for drawing and ceramics. Her other favorite subjects are math and science, and Anna is a member of the National Juniors Honors Society. Anna was also honored by the Rotary Club as Student of the Year. The inspiration for her Fair Poster came from her love of horses, and after doing a little research she found that horses also have been a tradition at the Fair since 1874. “

“Besides her passion for art, Anna, a future Veterinarian in the making, is an accomplished swimmer, loves to write stories, owns dairy goats, always looks forward to riding her horse, and loves educating her community about solitary and social bees. She is a 4-H County Officer for the Consumer Science Development Committee and President of the Conejo Simi 4-H Club. Anna is looking forward to beginning her next school year in the Honors Program, and cannot wait to bring her animals to this year’s Fair.”

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