Friday, September 16, 2011

This year I am going to win that blue ribbon!

Every year come summer time one of my co-workers starts talking about the Central Wisconsin State Fair. She is a member of the fair board, volunteers during the fair, goes to almost every single grandstand show, but most importantly always enters her latest sewing and quilting projects into the open class division.

This past year with all the showing off I do with my pictures she kept telling me "Julie, you need to enter these into the fair". Over and over she would tell me this! So I took her advice. Now, it took me quite a while to look over the categories and decide what all I was going to enter. I decided after going to back and forth that this year I would only enter photography. So then came the tough decision of which "lots" to enter under each "category"!! Choices, choices, choices. It was tough, finally 3 days before the deadline to enter I made my final decisions. I entered 15 pictures.

Who knew how much work it would be to do this?? Not me. You have to choose your pictures that fit into the "lots" or catergories, then you have to print out the picture into the appropriate size, then you have to get tag board and cut that into appropriate size, then cut slits in the tag board to make the picture stays on the tag board, (I, of course, used photo glue to make sure it stayed as well), then staple all the entry tags on the tag board and take them to the fair without wrecking them! whew!

A few days before "judgement day", I started losing sleep! I was so anxious  nervous excited! When the day finally arrived I sent my spy (aka dad) to the judging, since I had to be at work. (lesson learned). He was very quiet when it came time... As mentioned earlier I was a little excited (OK, hyper) about this. Finally, he said I got a ribbon! Then two. then three. Finally it was lunch time so I cruised on down to the fair... just in time to see a fourth ribbon being put on a picture!

Dad was eager to show me my other ribbons since he hadn't told me what pictures or what place I had gotten. Imagine my surprise when I see this on my picture:

That's a blue ribbon and an honorable mention (2nd place overall). Awesomeness!
I ended up getting 2 blue ribbons and a white ribbon (3rd). Not bad for a rookie! I have decided that I LOVE doing this! And have already started planning next years entries!
I encourage all of you to find a talent and enter next year! It really makes the fair experience that much more exciting!!

Here are my entries:

and the winners are:

See you next year at the fair!

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