SUBMITTED BY KIM HUGHES –
Nearly everyone takes pictures from time to time. How about entering some of them in the Polk County Fair? Yours may be just as good as anyone else’s, and people going to the fair like to see photographs. It is probably one of the most visited departments in the fair.
The rules are pretty simple. Your photographs have to be taken after the last county fair. All photographs must be 8 inches by 10 inches, and matted in an 11-inch by 14-inch mat, with no frame. Don’t worry if you don’t have a mat, we have some poster board in the correct size we can put your photograph on for you. No glass allowed. Exhibit must be appropriate for viewing by all age audiences.
Photographs can be color or black and white. The classes cover most everything including landscapes, seascapes, animals, portraits, still life, flowers, computer photography, birds, bugs & butterflies, professional and miscellaneous.
The fair is always the weekend before Labor Day. This year the dates fall August 29 through September 2. The time to bring your entries to the Education Building is Tuesday, August 29 from 1:00 to 7:00 pm. This gives you time after the normal work day to get your entries in. Pick up time is Sunday, September 3 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.
Please enter the fairgrounds from the back entrance on Rodeo Drive. Signs will be visible to help you find this entrance.