Friday, July 11, 2008

County fair

The Lewis County Agricultural Fair is going on this week.. I am lucky enough that they actually have a scrapbook section (cards, too, though I didn't know that until it was too late!)

So I entered 4 photos {into the photography section}, 4 layouts, and 4 albums. Would have done more, but I have been too busy getting ready for CHA to make something for every entry.

The photographs didn't do anything this year. Disappointing, but not really surprising. They had tons of photos. And while I have a decent camera, I don't have a Photographer's camera.

The albums I entered were the ARMY one (didn't even place! I was surprised!) the Family fun album which I still need to post), my {infmaous} Rusty Pickle album, and a 6x6 album that just has favorite photos of my daughter (I entered my son's 6x6 album last year). There were 4 categories for books (which I think they combined into 2 because there were not very many entries), and the 6x6 won first place, the family fun 2nd, and the RP album 3rd. The albums that won best in show and reserve best in show were done by someone else - both 8x8 albums, with tons more pages and journaling than mine had. Kinda cute, but kinda blah (IMO). I really thought the Family fun album would have done better than it did.

For layouts, I entered "My Wish" and "Lazy River Ride" from the AMR Survivor challenge, my "Tulip Tree" layout from an AMR sketch challenge, and the "These are the things I love about you" layout I made for a sticker challenge on SAS. The latter two didn't do anything, but here is what the Survivor layouts did!

Pretty cool.

Prize money isn't much ($5 for each best in show) but there were no entry fees, and that will pay for my gas to get out there to drop them off and pick them up, so it's all good.

{This is the third year I have won the best in shows for layouts.}

Don't forget to sign up for the RAK (scroll down a couple of posts...)

1 comment:

Jules said...

Congrats on all your awards from the fair! Perhaps I'll see you at CHA...I will certainly look for your work at the booth.