The judging is done.
Some of my entries fared far better than others.
You know about the 10 photos that I entered... I also entered a few items that I put together on my sewing machine this past year AND one crafty item that I made with mosaic tiles.
Let me tell you a little bit about our fair, first. Open class entries are sort of "interesting" in our county. The classes are not very evenly entered. By that, I mean that some divisions and classes have no entries at all and others have too many to count!
I noticed, at the fair last year, that while there are MANY quilts entered into the fair... there are few other projects entered into sewing categories. So, I decided that I would enter a few of the things that I sewed this past year for the kids and one other item that I whipped up last week and haven't decided if it will be a Christmas present OR one of my Pay-It-Forward gifts. So, my chances were relatively high that I would place in SOMETHING for my sewing projects. On the flip side is the photography divisions. It appears that everyone is a photographer these days and there were more than a thousand photographs entered in all of the photography divisions and classes. SO, my chances there were diminishing a bit when I saw the rows and rows and walls covered with photographs. As far as the mosaic, I felt it was a shot in the dark... lots of crafts were entered, but there were so many classes in which to enter, it was hard to know if your class would be competitive or not.
On to the ribbons... In "open class," a blue ribbon is first place; a red ribbon is second; a white ribbon is third; a green ribbon is an honorable mention. OH - and on a side note, please forgive all these icky photos... the lighting in the exhibit building was terrible, I was hurrying, and I was feeling weird about taking pictures of these exhibits... that were mostly MINE! :)
Let's start with my sewing entries...
Boy's Baseball Pajama Pants - white ribbon
Christmas/Nativity Table Runner - white ribbon
My craft entry...
Mosaic Western Boot Wall Art - blue ribbon!
Photography. You recall the photos that I entered? For comparison, I have placed the 1st place ribbon winner next to my own photo.
(WOW! I love that snake photo, eh? Not sure I would have been happy being in the "right place at the right time" for this picture, but lucky ducky for the one who was!!)
Class: Sunrise, sunset - blue ribbon!!!
Overall, I am quite pleased with my results for a first time entering anything into a county fair! I am inspired to create more things this coming year for the fair next August! Yipppeee!!! Oh, and why don't you try your hand this year in creating something to enter in your county fair next year! It sure was fun to go to the exhibit building to see my very own entry.