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February 17-26, 2023

Junior Exhibits



Supervisors

Supervisor

Lyn Hartley
Jrexhibitsfair@gmail.com

Fair Office

(760) 863-8247
info@datefest.org


Prizes

Each Division

1st Place
Ribbon

2nd Place
Ribbon

3rd Place
Ribbon

Honorable Mention
Ribbon

Sweepstakes Award

$25 & Ribbon
All High School age students who enter in five (5) or more divisions (Divisions 330-356) and place in all divisions qualify for sweepstakes award. Winner will be determined by highest point total.

1st Place
5 points

2nd Place
3 points

3rd Place
1 point

Entry Fee

Elementary School

$0.50 per entry

Middle School

$0.75 per entry

High School

$1 per entry

Entry Receiving Day

Monday, February 13
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Junior Exhibits Building
Park at Gate 4 on Arabia Street

Judging Date

Wednesday, February 15
10:00 a.m.

Pick Up Date

Monday, February 27
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Junior Exhibits Building
Park at Gate 4 on Arabia Street


Special Rules & Guidelines

  1. All general, local, and state rules apply to this department.
  2. Open to all Riverside County Junior Organizations, School Classes, and Youth Groups: FFA, FHA, 4-H, etc.; Independent Jr. Exhibitor Ages 5 - 18 (not graduated from 12th grade).
  3. Each entry in these divisions shall have been made or produced by the exhibitor.
  4. All entries must remain in place for the duration of the Fair.No early pick-up.
  5. Fair reserves the right to display or mount entries as it deems appropriate, which may entail the use of nails, screws, staples, or other devices.
  6. No teachers/students may be present during judging.
  7. Judges reserve the right to accept, reject, or re-classify any exhibit if such an action is, in its judgment, in the best interest of the Riverside County Fair. The decision of the judges is final.
  8. All possible care will be taken with entries; however, the Fair Management, Jr. Exhibits Supervisor, or workers will assume no responsibility for loss or damage of any kind.
  9. The Riverside Country Fair will not be liable for any exhibits not picked up on dates and times specified for pick-up. All artwork not picked up by Monday, February 27 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm in the Jr. Building #2, will be donated to local charities.

Creative Writing

  1. Entry must be the original composition and creation of the Exhibitor.
  2. Entries must be submitted on white 8.5 inch x 11 inch paper mounted on black matte board, not to exceed 9 x 12 inches.
  3. The Fair reserves the right to reproduce an entry for use in publication and promotional materials, or other purposes appropriate to the Fair Operation. Credits will be given to exhibitor.
  4. Entries must be based on current Fair Theme: A DAY AT THE FAIR
  5. Entries must be covered. i.e.: laminated
  6. DANISH SYSTEM OF JUDGING

Scorecards for Judging Creative Writing

  • Use of Verse: 50%
  • Use of Theme: 40%
  • Presentaion: 10%

Divisions


333

Elementary School

Grades K through 5

Class

  1. Limerick – Humorous Verse - Five (5) lines
  2. Poem – Not to exceed 100 words
  3. Story – One (1) typed page - Not to exceed 300 words

334

Middle School

Grades 6 through 8

Class

  1. Limerick – Humorous Verse - Five (5) lines
  2. Poem – Not to exceed 100 words
  3. Story – One (1) typed page - Not to exceed 300 words

335

High School

Grades 9 through 12

Class

  1. Limerick – Humorous Verse - Five (5) lines
  2. Poem – Not to exceed 100 words
  3. Story – One (1) typed page - Not to exceed 300 words

BEFORE YOU SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY

Carefully review this guide as it contains all of the applicable information regarding the exact rules and deadlines for this specific category, ensuring you are entering the correct classes in advance. When you submit your entry online you are agreeing that you understand the rules and regulations.

SHOWORKS

All entries must be made online through ShoWorks. If you plan to make changes to your entries or need to leave ShoWorks at any time - SAVE YOUR CART before exiting out. Once you select PAY NOW your entry will be submitted and you will not be able to make changes to your cart online. Those needing assistance with online entries can visit the Entry Office February 1-3, 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 4, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. The Entry Office is located adjacent to the Taj Mahal building through Gate 4 on Arabia Street.

PAYMENT

Online credit card payments are the only method to enter your exhibit and are due upon entry. Cash or check payments will not be accepted.

LAST DAY TO ENTER

Saturday, February 4

Any entry or payment submitted past this deadline will not be accepted.


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