Fine Arts

Anneliese Wahienburg (65) has studio and teaches art, judges show at Kenton County Fair. Bert Howard, art teacher, dept. super for Art Show at Kenton County Fair

 

August 13, 1980

 

Thanks to KY Post via Kenton County Public Library Archives

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

We continue to strive to improve this growing category of interest for the Kenton County Fair & Horse Show.  Volunteer assistance is welcome for planning and fair week activities.  If interested call Cathy Mains at 859-512-9882.

 

DIVISIONS

Color Division

PC1 – Photo Story Board/Photo Journalism-Photos must stand alone in telling a story.  No less than 3 photos and no more than 6 photos. 

PC2 – Inanimate Structure Capturing a Face-like Image (eyes, nose mouth)

PC3 – A Visit to a US National Park (Identify Location)

PC4 – Nature:  Scenery, Landscapes, Landmarks

PC5 – Nature:  Large Non-farm Animals, Fish, Insects or Small Animals

PC6 – Still Life

PC7 – Portrait-Posed or Candid

PC8 - A Day at the Zoo (Animals only)

PC9 - A Day at the Zoo (Other zoo sites, no animals)

Black & White Division

PBW1 – Photo Story Board/Photo Journalism-Photos must stand alone in telling a story.  No less than 3 photos and no more than 6 photos. 

PBW2 – Inanimate Structure Capturing a Face-like Image (eyes, nose mouth)

PBW3 – A Visit to a US National Park (Identify Location)

PBW4 – Nature:  Scenery, Landscapes, Landmarks

PBW5 – Nature:  Large non-Farm Animals, Fish, Insects or Small Animals

PBW6 – Still Life: 

PBW7 – Portrait-Posed or Candid

PBW8 - A Day at the Zoo (Animals only)

PBW9 - A Day at the Zoo (Other zoo sites, no animals)

Feature Photography Division

PF1 – Digital Collage-multiple images cropped, resized & combined into one image- minimal size is 8”X10”, completed using computer program

PF2 - Photography Collage (using individual already-printed photos to tell a story or present a total photo image)(judging based on imagery, creativeness , & quality)

PF3 – Digital Illustration-single heavily edited 8" X 12" image, dramatic editing & changes may include cropping, sharpening/blurring, brightness/contrast, addition/removal, change in color, use of filters and effects.  *Attach note card to back describing editing techniques & copy of original print.

PF4 - Monochrome Photo (other than Black & White)

Video Division-Attach written statement:  Why is it worth sharing, what did it mean to you?

PV5 - Video Story (self)

PV6 - Video Story (nature)

PV7 - Video Story (global travel)

PV8 - Video Story (farming in Kenton County)

CLASSES:  Age as of January 1, 2021

CH - Child (Age 3-6) Ribbon Only-Entries in all categories from a child in this age group will be accepted for exhibition BUT will not be judged competitively.

C1 – Children (Age 7-9)

C2 - Children (Age 10-13)

J1 – Junior (Age 14-18)

A1 - Adult (Age 19-64)

S1 – Seniors (Age 65 plus)

RULES

1. Contest open to all amateur photographers. (Any person who derives any income from any phase of photography is considered a professional and not eligible in the amateur showing.)

2. Photos and videos must have been taken by entrant from July 15, 2020 through July 14, 2021.

3. Open to all residents of Kentucky.

4. Only one entry per category.

5. No photo of same subject may be entered in two different categories.

6. Photo entries must be mounted securely and displayed on sturdy mat board appropriate in size to photo. Rubber cement or dry mounting tissue is recommended.  DO NOT use photo mounting corners. No entries will be accepted in frames or with glass.

7. All video submissions must be 30-60 seconds and submitted on thumb/flash drive or otherwise appropriate media sharing device that can be left with judge.  Do not use copyrighted materials. 

8.  Nature category may be divided into various sub-categories for judging at the discretion of Fair coordinators and judges:  (i.e. nature/animal; nature/fish; etc.)

9.  The Kenton County Fair Association will make every reasonable effort to provide for the protection of the exhibits; however, they are not responsible for damage and accidents.

10.  Registration will be with a number assigned to each exhibitor.  If you have participated at the Kenton County Fair in previous years, you will use the same number previously assigned.  If you are a new exhibitor, you must obtain a number.  To obtain information on your past number, or to register for a new exhibitor number, call the Kenton County Extension Office at 859-356-3155.

JUDGING

1. Decision of judges is final.

2. Photography Judging will be based on:  (1) composition, (2) creativity, (3) challenge of subject matter, (4) story telling quality, (5) technical (focus & exposure, (6) impact

AWARDS

Class Winners:

1st-Blue ribbon-$6.00, 2nd-Red ribbon-$4.00, 3rd-White ribbon-$2.00

Division Winners

PB1:  Best of Show in Classes: ribbon-$10.00

Overall Best of Show: ribbon-$25.00

Coordinator: Cathy Kunkel-Mains (859) 512-9882

 

FINE ART

Categories:

Categories:

FA - 1 Paintings: Oil, Acrylic

FA - 2 Paintings: Watercolor

FA - 3 Drawings: Pastels, Colored Pencil, Etc.

FA - 4 Drawings: Black & White, Pencil, Etc.

FA - 5 Computer Generated Art

FA - 6 Mixed Media: Collage and any Combination of   Media

FA - 7 Three Dimensional Original Art: No Greenware or Kits

FA - 8 3-D Painting using shaped rock found from nature; painting subject and presentation should relate to rock.  Cannot exceed 12 inches in length or               height.  Any media accepted

FA - 9 Crayon or Marker Drawing (Only Children ages 4-5 eligible)

FA - 10 Drawing/Painting/Craft (Only Special Needs Artists eligible)

FA - BOS Best of Show: Taken From Each Class

FA - SN-BOS

 

FA – O-BOS Overall Best of Show

Classes:

Preschool

    PS children ages 4-5 (This age group only eligible for category FA-9 and class is ribbon only)

Children 

     C1 grades 1 thru 3

     C2 grades 4 thru 6

Junior

     J1 grades 7 thru 9

     J2 grades 10 thru12

  A1Adult (Age 19-64)

  S1 Seniors 65+

  SN Special Needs Artist (Any age special needs artist only eligible for classes FA-10 and FA-SN -BOS)

  

RULES

1. Limit of 2 entries per category per person

2. Ribbons to first, second and third place in each category $6.00, $4.00, $2.00. Category FA-9 is ribbon only and is only open to children 4-5 years of age.

3. Best of Show chosen from each class group: $10.00

          Note:  a purple ribbon is not a money prize in this category

4. Overall Best of Show chosen from all Art Exhibits: $25.00

5. No entries will be pre-judged.

6. Entry Deadline: Sunday, July 11, 2021, 1:00 - 3:00 P.M.

7. All art work must be original and done by the artist only (No marks by any other person on work). Work must be completed between July 15, 2020 to July 15, 2021.

8. Decisions of judges will be final.

9. NO RULE CHANGES WILL BE CONSIDERED.

10. Open to all residents of Kentucky.

11. Kenton County Fair is not responsible for loss or damage.

12. The Fair will not act as a selling agent. No article can be exhibited with a "For Sale" tag attached.

13. As a courtesy to all registering, only one person's works will be registered at a time.

14. No art work will be accepted unless it is equipped with a frame or a mat that surrounds the subject. Art must be affixed with screw eyes and wire for hanging or set up suitable for hanging.

15. To best accommodate hanging of art work, it is recommended that work be

firmly attached to hard mat board only.

Fine Art Committee:  Laurie Groseclose 859-647-1822

 

 

 

 

CREATIVE WRITING

CLICK HERE FOR ENTRY FORM! (UPDATE)

 

CREATIVE WRITING CONTEST RULES

CR

  1. All entries must be submitted with a completed Entry Form, that includes the Exhibitor Number.

  2. Exhibitor numbers can be obtained:

    1. By calling the Kenton County Cooperative Extension Service Office (859-356-3155) OR

    2.  In person at the Kenton County Fairgrounds on Sunday, July 11, from 1pm-3pm

  3.  Entries may be made by:

    1. Email (preferred):  send to Kentonfairwriting@gmail.com (must be received by 3 pm, Sunday July 11)

    2. In person:  at the Kenton County Fairgrounds on Sunday, July 11, from 1pm-3pm

  4. Contest is open to all residents of Kentucky, not just Kenton County.

  5. Entries should have been written between July 14, 2019 and July 11, 2021.

  6. Only one entry per category.

  7. Maximum word length for all entries is 1500 words.

  8. Do NOT put your name on the entry itself, but only on the entry form.

  9. Judging results will be emailed to all participants by Tuesday, July 13, 6pm.

  10. Judging is based on originality, creativity and language skills.  Judges’ decisions are final

  11. Ribbons and checks for winning entries may be picked up on Sunday, July 18, from noon-2pm, at the Kenton County Fairgounds.

  12. Winning entries will be available for review at the Kenton County Public Library, Durr Branch, Independence, KY, after the Fair has ended.

1.  All entries must be accompanied by a completed Entry Form.

CW-2 Computer Generated Picture Book 5.00 3.00 2.00

CLASS B. AGE 7-9

CW-1 Poetry 5.00 3.00 2.00

CW-2 Non-fiction 5.00 3.00 2.00

CW-3 Fiction 5.00 3.00 2.00

CW-4 Personal Narrative 5.00 3.00 2.00

CLASS C. AGE 10-13

CW-1 Poetry 5.00 3.00 2.00

CW-2 Non-fiction 5.00 3.00 2.00

CW-3 Fiction 5.00 3.00 2.00

CW-4 Personal Narrative 5.00 3.00 2.00

CLASS D. AGE 14-18

CW-1 Poetry 5.00 3.00 2.00

CW-2 Non-Fiction 5.00 3.00 2.00

CW-3 Fiction 5.00 3.00 2.00

CW-4 Inspirational 5.00 3.00 2.00

CW-5 Personal Narrative 5.00 3.00 2.00

CLASS E. ADULT: AGE 19-64

CW-1 Poetry 5.00 3.00 2.00

CW-2 Non-Fiction 5.00 3.00 2.00

CW-3 Fiction 5.00 3.00 2.00

CW-4 Inspirational 5.00 3.00 2.00

CW-5 Personal Narrative 5.00 3.00 2.00

CLASS F. ADULT: AGE 65 PLUS

CW-1 Poetry 5.00 3.00 2.00

CW-2 Non-Fiction 5.00 3.00 2.00

CW-3 Fiction 5.00 3.00 2.00

CW-4 Inspirational 5.00 3.00 2.00

CW-5 Personal Narrative 5.00 3.00 2.00

     

SPONSORED BY: Kenton County Fair Board

Coordinators: Laine Marshall 859-322-7119