Arts and Crafts (Homecraft) 2024

Theme for 2024: “SWEETEST THINGS IN LIFE”

Director: Eleanor Hodges
Coordinators: Victoria Da Silva, Christine Lanthier
Committee: Lise Bergeron-Ion, Rita Dessaint, Pam Lafrance

AS WE ARE NOW USING THE ASSISTEXPO PROGRAMME TO RECORD ENTRIES, PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING CHANGES TO ENTER YOUR CRAFTS:
ALL ENTRIES SHOULD BE COMPLETED THROUGH ASSISTEXPO.
IF YOU DON’T HAVE COMPUTER ACCESS, CONTACT THE DIRECTOR TO GIVE YOUR ENTRY BEFORE
WEDNESDAY JULY 31 OR YOU WILL NOT BE REGISTERED AND THEREFORE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR JUDGING.
COMPLETED TAGS WILL BE READY FOR PICK-UP AT THE OFFICE AFTER THURSDAY AUGUST 1st.
SELF COMPLETED TAGS ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTABLE.

Rules and Regulations:

  1. Exhibits must be the work of the exhibitor.
  2. Exhibitors can enter one article only in each category. For example, only one dress or only one
    jogging suit, but both items may be entered in their own category.
  3. Exhibitors are not permitted to show the same article more than two years. Preference will be
    given to new work.
  4. Soiled, defaced or old work will be disqualified.
  5. Exhibitors must be a member of the Cumberland Township Agricultural Society (you must give
    your membership number when entering, (except as a youth (12 yrs. & under) and/or in the
    “Persons with disabilities” sections)
  6. ENTER ONLINE. (www.navanfair.com “exhibitors”) or email: ehodges@xplornet.com, or call 613
    296 5301
  7. All entry lists must be in no later than Thursday July 31st, 2024. Late entries will not be
    accepted.
  8. Please indicate if you are a senior, new exhibitor or youth as there are special prizes for top
    entries in these categories.
  9. Exhibits must be brought to the blue Exhibit Building on Wednesday, August 7th, 2024 from 6:00
    to 8:00 pm.
  10. Judging will take place on Thursday, August 8th, 2024. The Exhibit building will be closed until
    approximately 5 pm, or until judging is finished and the display is assembled.
  11. In case of no competition, the judge will only give a prize if work is worthy.
  12. In case of a tie, the overall winner will be determined by the exhibitor with the greatest number of
    first prizes.
  13. Exhibits cannot be removed until after 4:30 pm, Sunday, August 11th, 2024. The Exhibit Building
    will be closed at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday 11th August 2024, for disassembly of the displays. (This
    usually takes approximately half an hour.)

NO PICK-UPS WILL BE ALLOWED UNTIL AFTER THIS DISASSEMBLY FOR SAFETY
REASONS.

The Agricultural Society is not responsible for exhibits not claimed after 6 pm.

Prize money may be picked up at the Fair office any time after noon on Friday or throughout the
weekend. Prizes not claimed before the end of September 2024 will be considered as a donation to the CTAS

PRIZES:

Standard for Adults or Teens: 1st – $6 2nd – $5 3rd – $4
Photography Prizes (adult and teen): 1st – $5 2nd – $4 3rd – $3
Children 12 and under: 1st – $4 2nd – $3 3rd – $2.50 4th – $2 5th – $1.50
Special People Category All entries – Ribbon and $5
Afghan and quilt prize amounts will be printed beside the item if different from this list.

HIGHEST OVERALL POINTS PRIZES: (All prizes are donations)

Highest Overall Points

New Exhibitor with Highest Points

Youth Highest Overall Points

Approximate prize value of $30.00

Approximate prize value of $50.00

Approximate prize value of $40.00

Approximate prize value of $30.00

Approximate prize value of $25

Each Category will have a Highest Points Prize of approximate value of $15-$30

JUDGING: Articles will be judged using the scoring system according to the booklet “Home craft
Judging Standards for Ontario Fairs” unless otherwise stated. These standards are important if you
want to know what the judge is looking for. Call the Fair Office at 835-2766 for a copy of these judging
standards, OR check the OAAS website www.ontariofairs.com

PLEASE NOTE:- THE SECTION FOR “KIDS ONLY CRAFTS”under the heading “YOUTH”, AT THE END OF THE REGULAR LIST

CLASS: GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY (1 st , 2 nd , & 3 rd prizes)

Small, decorated basket with non-perishable food items. (Baskets available if needed, contact
Director)
Note: – All items will be donated to a charitable organization e.g. Food Bank, Resource Centre

CLASS: PEOPLE’S CHOICE: ($6) Judged by “the people”

A doll or an animal for a child. (Knit, Crochet or sew.)
(People who visit the home craft division can cast their vote and choose their favourite one.
Sponsored by the Navan Women’s Institute.

CLASS: SEWING: *Sample of material attached (SMA) to qualify

  1. Any item of ladies clothing.
  2. Any item of childs clothing.
  3. Table runner.
  4. Fabric Bazaar item. (Value to be under $20)
  5. Any sewn item, judged on craftsmanship.

CLASS: KNITTING: Note: -Yarn sample and label must be attached to qualify

  1. Mittens
  2. Pair of socks.
  3. Any item of Child’s clothing.
  4. Hat.
  5. 2 novelty dish-cloths
  6. Baby blanket
  7. Infinity scarf (No less then 5 feet in length)
  8. Anything else not listed.

CLASS: CROCHETING: *Yarn sample and label must be attached to qualify

  1. Small lap Afghan.
  2. Slippers.
  3. Hair band/ear-warmer.
  4. Baby blanket.
  5. “Fancy” evening shawl.
  6. Hat./ Scarf set.
  7. Anything else not listed.

CLASS: NEEDLEWORK

  1. Hand embroidered item.
  2. Cross-stitch from a kit
  3. Cross-stitch picture. (Framed or mounted and ready to hang) Max 16” x 16”
  4. Partially completed, (at least 25%) counted cross stitch article displayed on embroidery hoops
    or stretcher bars, max. size 18” x 18”.  Pattern must accompany article as both front and back will
    be judged.
  5. Plastic canvas.
  6. Any other item not listed

Knitting & Needlework classes in memory of Florence Bertram.

CLASS: QUILTING:
To compete at the regional level, please see rules for the Grand Champion Quilt Competition below.

  1. Pieced and/or Appliqued twin or full sized quilt – Hand quilted (at least 324″ perimeter to
    qualify for further competition) Prizes $20, $15, $12
  2. Pieced and/or Appliqued, twin or full sized quilt -Machine quilted on traditional sewing
    machine (at least 324” perimeter to qualify for further competition) Prizes $15, $12, $10
  3. Pieced and/or appliqued, twin or full sized quilt, machine quilted by exhibitor on a short or long
    arm, hand guided or computer aided (state type of quilting).
  4. Lap or Crib quilt, pieced and/or appliqued – Hand quilted Prizes $10, $8, $6
  5. Lap or Crib quilt, pieced and/or appliqued – Machine quilted on traditional machine.
  6. Quilt, any size, quilted by another person eg longarm; judged for piecing or applique only
  7. Rag quilt any size
  8. First quilt, any size, any technique, hand or machine quilted by exhibitor
  9. A quilt block – no larger than 16” square – mounted so under side may be judged
  10. Quilted wall-hanging any technique, ready to hang
  11. Placemats, set of 2, machine, or hand quilted. SMA
  12. A quilted Tote bag, machine, or hand quilted. SMA
  13. Any quilted item not listed above – judges choice
    Quilting classes in memory of Dora Smits.

Go to www.navanfair.com then to “Exhibitors” for entering.

Grand Champion Hand Quilted Quilt Competition of Ontario Association of Agricultural
Societies

  • Entries must be solely made, and hand quilted by the exhibitor
  • Entry quilts must be a minimum of 324 inches measured on the perimeter (smaller quilts will not be eligible to proceed to the next level of competition)
  • Grand Champion quilt will go to District level for judging.
  • Prizes: ribbon, plus $25, $15 & $10
  • Winner of District advances to the annual OAAS Convention for judging. 1 st prize $500


Machine Championship Quilt Competition

  • Entries must be solely made, and machine quilted by the exhibitor.
  • Measured on the perimeter- total perimeter to be minimum of 324” – can be square or
  • rectangular etc.
  • Grand Champion quilt/wall hanging will go to District level for judging.
  • Prizes: ribbon, plus $25, $15 & $10
  • Winner of District advances to the annual OAAS Convention.
    • A copy of complete details regarding all OAAS quilt competitions is available at the Fair office, or go to “competitions” at www.ontariofairs.com

CLASS: CHRISTMAS

  1. Decorated Mason Jar.
  2. Set of 3 Snowflakes – mounted for display (any medium)
  3. Xmas table centre-piece.
  4. Xmas theme door hangar.
  5. Any style ornament (3) – mounted for display
  6. Xmas stocking.
  7. Small (empty) decorated gift box. (max 6” x 6”)
  8. Any Xmas themed craft
  9. Create a Nativity scene. (Max 18” x 18”)
  10. Paper chain garland.

CLASS: PAINTING/DRAWING:

Cover artist’s name or identification
Article must be mounted or framed – max size 30” including frame
Article must be equipped and ready to hang
*******Criteria must be met, or article will not be judged*******

  1. Landscape painting (oil or acrylic)
  2. n/a
  3. Animal painting (oil or acrylic)
  4. Portrait painting (oil or acrylic)
  5. Pencil drawing or sketch (colour or black & white)
  6. Ink or Lavis illustration
  7. AI produced art
  8. Decorative painting on any object
  9. Paint by numbers item.
  10. Watercolour
  11. Paint or draw something to represent the theme.

CLASS: MISCELLANEOUS HOBBY CRAFT:

  1. Multi medium Collage.
  2. Latch hook rug or wall hanging.
  3. Barn–board sign. e.g., “Smiths House”. Max size 18”x18” & ready to hang.
  4. Bird feeder/house (Any medium)
  5. Tie-Dye item.
  6. Suncatcher.
  7. Decorate a basket for a baby gift. – content not judged.
  8. Handwriting sample of your favourite memory of Navan Fair. (Must be done in cursive).50–100 words
  9. Windchime .
  10. “Welcome” door decoration. (Not Xmas)
  11. Craft made of Burlap.
  12. Wall art using old jewellery.
  13. Cricut craft (20”x 20”)
  14. Display a decorated light bulb.
  15. Framed Diamond Dot Craft Max size 16” x 16’.(size not to include frame)
  16. Indigenous craft – your choice
  17. Painted rock
  18. Decorated hat
  19. Any other craft not listed above.

CLASS: MEN ONLY

  1. Item made from metal
  2. Item made from wood
  3. A toy you made yourself for a girl or boy – in any medium.
  4. Any item in any medium.

CLASS: JEWELLRY / ACCESSORIES

  1. Necklace made from beads.
  2. Bracelets – any medium.
  3. Pair of Earrings.
  4. Indian style ankle to toe decoration.
  5. Evening bag with velvet, satin, beads etc.
  6. Hair accessory. Any medium.
  7. Brooch / Pin. Any medium.

CLASS: CARDS **one only per category** Envelope needed.

  1. Theme card. (Sweetest things in life)
  2. Thinking of You.
  3. Pressed flowers.
  4. Get Well Soon.
  5. Card made from fabric & decorated with threads.
  6. Congratulations (Retirement, New Home, New job)

NEW “CRAFTS” SECTION FOR “YOUTH” ONLY*

CLASS: YOUTH Ages 12 & under


Y1. Sewing, any article.
Y2. Paper Bag Puppet
Y3. Decorate an Egg Carton
Y4 Needlework, any article.
Y5. Christmas, fingerprint Xmas tree .
Y6. Drawing/Painting, pencil drawing of favourite Disney character.
Y7. Miscellaneous, Make something from your favourite craft.
Y8. Jewellery, Rainbow Loom item
Y9. Cards, make a “Happy Birthday” card .


CLASS: YOUTH Ages 13 – 17


Y10. Sewing, any article. Based on Craftmanship
Y11. Knitting, any article (Loom acceptable) Based on Craftmanship
Y12. Crocheting, any article. Based on Craftmanship
Y13. Needlework, any article. Based on Craftmanship
Y14. Christmas, snowman family. Any medium
Y15. Drawing/Painting, pencil drawing of favourite Movie Character
Y16. Miscellaneous, something from your favourite craft.
Y17. Jewellery. (any medium)
Y18. Cards, Graduation card.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Open to amateurs only.

  • All prints, 4×6 or 5×7, are to be mounted on white Bristol board with a 1″ border all round,
    (not framed) with category & Fair name on back. Pictures must be taken in current year.
  • Absolutely NO digital image ENHANCING allowed. All enhanced photos will be disqualified.
  • Navan Fair is not responsible for any damage that may occur to photos that are submitted.
  • Every effort will be made to protect photos from potential damage.

NOTE: Photos must have been taken & mounted by the exhibitor
Prizes: (adult & teen) 1st – $5 2nd – $4 3rd – $3
Prizes: (12 & under) 1st – $4 2nd – $3 3rd – $2.50 4th – $2 5th – $1.50

CLASS: 12 & UNDER

PY1 Brilliant , bright colours.
PY2 Water.
PY3 Dog or Cat days of summer.
PY4 A fruit or vegetable..
PY5 A “selfie”.
PY6 Rainbow.
PY7 Friends at play.
PY8 Family member in a funny situation.

CLASS: COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS: (may be digital or regular camera)

P1 A Touch of Frost.
P2 The horizon at sunset/sunrise.
P3. Fast shutter – Action shot.
P4. Farm animal(s) outdoors.
P5. Word Art – 5 pictures to spell SWEET (each pic is one letter of word)
P6. Create an illusion.
P7. Siblings, funny moments.
P8. Silhouette.
P9. Family Heirloom with a short explanatory history.
P10.Something that makes you hungry.
P11.Picture of the moon.

CLASS: Collection of 4 photos (4’’ x 6’’) mounted as a unit

P12. Macro images of flowers.
P13. 4 photos showing 4 seasons. .
P14. Pictures taken from last years Fair.
P15. Take pictures that tell a story.

CLASS: BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY

P16. Photo of a dirty face.
P17. Feature of architecture.
P18. Old pair of shoes.
P19. Night photography

**** Best Over-All Photo – prize of approximate value of $30 plus ribbon

OAAS FAIR PHOTO & SLIDE CONTEST – Digital Imaging now accepted

The OAAS holds this competition annually in an effort to acquire photographs and slides for their
“Competitions” at www.ontariofairs.com for a full list of eligible categories.
Deadline: December 1st, 2024. All photos for this competition must be of the 2024 Navan Fair. So
bring your camera to this year’s fair and start ‘snappin’. You might have a winning shot!
Also, please see OAAS website for more photography rules. Or contact the Fair office for a
copy.

SCRAP BOOKING

PLEASE NOTE:- There are no age categories.
Must be dated with name of event. Must identify people by first name only.

P20. A mini scrapbook (less than 12’’x12’’)
P21. Page with an orange theme.
P22. A special occasion.
P.23 My best friend (could be a favourite pet or person)
P24. New pastimes discovered during the pandemic.

PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

There is no membership required for this class.
PRIZES: All entries receive a Ribbon & $5.

CLASS: DEVELOPMENTALLY AND/OR PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED YOUTH OR ADULT

SD1. Decorated a jar or can.
SD2. Any craft you have made.
SD3. A painting or drawing you have made of an animal.
SD4. An egg carton garden.
SD5. Fridge magnet.
SD6. Wooden spoon puppet.
SD7. Make a fingerpaint picture.
SD8. Make 4 farm animals and show them in an egg carton.

FOR A FULL LIST OF ALL RULES & REGULATIONS OF THE OAAS, PLEASE GO TO THEIR
WEB-SITE AT www.ontariofairs.com AND CHECK UNDER “COMPETITIONS”.

Home craft Reminders:
a. We always need volunteers to work on the committee.
b. We appreciate any donations or sponsors for our prizes – if you or anyone you know may be
interested in helping, or if you know of a business that may like to advertise at the fair, please let
us know.
c. We would like to have people perform demonstrations during the fair i.e. flower arranging,
spinning & weaving, cake decorating, tole painting, quilting, etc; or anything you think would be
interesting to the Fair goers. Are you interested?


Please call Eleanor Hodges 613-296-5301 or email ehodges@xplornet.com or call the Fair office at 835-2766, e-mail navanfair@bellnet.ca