The Ventura County Fair has announced that the 11th annual Fair poster contest for the 2020 Ventura County Fair is under way. The contest is open to young artists in grades 5 – 12 who reside in Ventura County.
The theme of the 2020 Fair is “A Country Fair with Ocean Air” and will serve as the familiar guideline to the imagery. Artwork can be traditional, whimsical, clever and stylized in any way the artist sees fit. Creativity and artistic license is encouraged.
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. Digital entries must be completely original and include no clip art, trademarked or stock images.
Poster designs will be judged on originality, creativity and theme. Entries will be accepted until the entry deadline, Friday, April 3.
Entries can be brought to the Fairgrounds administration office at 10 W. Harbor Blvd. in Ventura. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8AM until 5PM. Please note, Fairgrounds administration office is closed weekdays from 12 – 1 pm for lunch and will also be closed on weekends and on Tuesday, March 31.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. (Please add “Poster Contest” to the subject line)
Prizes will be awarded to the top three entries, First prize: $500, Second Prize: $250, Third Prize: $100. All contestants will receive 2 admission tickets for the 2020 Ventura County Fair.
The winning design will be used to advertise the Fair on Fair posters, souvenirs, advertisements and other applications. Second and third place winners will also be used in various applications. All contestants’ 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 5 and continue until Sunday, August 16.
For more information about the Fair, or the poster contest, please call the Ventura County Fairgrounds at 648-3376 or visit www.venturacountyfair.org. Keep up to date when you follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.