Theme for 2023: “From Field to Fair”
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 AUGUST 2ND OR YOU WILL NOT BE REGISTERED AND THEREFORE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR JUDGING.
COMPLETED TAGS WILL BE READY FOR PICK-UP AT THE OFFICE AFTER FRIDAY AUGUST 4TH .
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: email@example.com, or call 613 296 5301
7. All entry lists must be in no later than Friday, AUGUST 4th, 2023. 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 9th, 2023 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
10. Judging will take place on Thursday, August 10th, 2023. 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 13th, 2023. The Exhibit Building will be closed at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday 13th August 2023, 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 2023 will be considered as a donation to the CTAS.
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: Approximate prize value of $50.00
New Exhibitor with Highest Points: Approximate prize value of $40.00
Youth Highest Overall Points: Approximate prize value of $30.00
Senior (75 years +) Highest Points: 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: THERE IS A NEW SECTION FOR “KIDS ONLY CRAFTS” under the heading “YOUTH”, AT THE END OF THE REGULAR LIST
CLASS: GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY (1st, 2nd, & 3rd 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 young 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
- Childs nightie.
- Girls dress.
- Stuffed Toy.
- Baby Bib 2 in two different designs.
- Two fancy potholders.
- Table runner.
- Shopping bag.( bag in a pocket!)
- Fabric Bazaar item. (Value to be under $20 – not listed above)
CLASS: KNITTING: Note: -Yarn sample and label must be attached to qualify
- Pair of socks.
- Child’s sweater.
- Hat with ear flaps.
- Novelty knit item.
- Two novelty dish-cloth
- Baby blanket
- Infinity scarf
CLASS: CROCHETING: *Yarn sample and label must be attached to qualify
- Small lap afghan.
- Any item in “Tunisian” style crocheting.
- Hair band/ear-warmer.
- Baby blanket.
- “Fancy” evening shawl.
- Hat./ Scarf set.
- Hand embroidered cushion cover.
- Cross-stitch sampler. (Framed or mounted and ready to hang) Max 16”x16”
- Cross-stitch picture. (Framed or mounted and ready to hang) Max16”x16”
- 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.
Knitting & Needlework classes in memory of Florence Bertram.
*Any and all quilts are welcome, but to compete at the regional level, please see rules for the
Grand Champion Quilt Competition below this list.
- Pieced and/or Appliqued twin or full sized quilt. (Hand quilted) – (at least 324″ perimeter to qualify for further competition) Prizes $20, $15, $12
- Pieced and/or Appliqued, twin or full sized quilt (Machine quilted) on regular sewing machine – (at least 324” perimeter to qualify for further competition) Prizes $15, $12, $10
- Lap or Crib quilt (Hand quilted) judged for quilting only. Prizes $10, $8, $6
- Lap or Crib quilt (Machine quilted) on regular machine. Judged for quilting only.
- Rag quilt any size.
- Twin, Lap or Crib quilt, judged for piecing and/or applique only.
- A quilt block – no larger than 16” square – mounted so under side may be judged
- A quilted Tote bag, machine, or hand quilted. SMA
- First quilt, any technique, hand, or machine quilted, any size.
- Quilted wall-hangings, Any technique.
- Cushion cover, machine, or hand quilted.
- Two potholders in different designs– judged for workmanship and design only.
- Quilt made by two people, any size.
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. 1st 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 )
Quilting class Sponsored by Navan Veterinary Services & other groups.
- Xmas tree made from fir cones
- Set of 3 Snowflakes – mounted for display (any medium)
- Xmas table centre-piece.
- Xmas theme door hanger.
- Any style ornament (3) – mounted for display
- Xmas stocking.
- Small (empty) decorated gift box. (max 6” x 6”)
- Any Xmas themed craft
- Create a Nativity scene. (Max 18” x 18”)
- Paper chain garland.
- 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**
- Landscape painting (oil or acrylic)
- Animal painting (oil or acrylic)
- Portrait painting (oil or acrylic)
- Pencil drawing or sketch (colour or black & white)
- Ink or Lavis illustration
- Decorative painting on any object
- Paint or draw something to represent the theme From Field to Fair
CLASS: MISCELLANEOUS HOBBY CRAFT:
- Make an unusual wine bottle holder to give as a housewarming gift.
- Hand-made cushion- cover.
- Latch hook rug or wall hanging.
- Barn–board sign. e.g., “Smiths House”. Max size 18”x18” & ready to hang.
- Bird feeder/house (Any medium)
- Plastic Canvas craft. (Wall hanging, Kleenex box cover etc.)
- Decorate a basket for a baby gift. – content not judged.
- Handwriting sample of a simple recipe.
- Something useful from something used (identify former use)
- “Welcome” door decoration (Not Xmas)
- Craft made of Burlap.
- Wall art using old jewellery.
- Small macramé plant hanger.
- Display a decorated light bulb.
- Diamond Dot Craft Max size 16” x 16’.
- Indigenous craft – your choice
- Any other craft not listed above.
CLASS: MEN ONLY
- Item made from metal
- Item made from wood
- A toy you made yourself for a girl or boy – in any medium.
CLASS: JEWELLRY / ACCESSORIES
- Necklace made from beads.
- Bracelets – any medium.
- Pair of Earrings.
- Indian style ankle to toe decoration.
- A ladies evening necklace.
- Evening bag with velvet, satin, beads etc.
- Hair accessory. Any medium.
- Brooch / Pin. Any medium.
CLASS: CARDS **one only per category** Envelope needed.
- Theme card. (From field to fair )
- Thinking of You.
- Pressed flowers.
- Get Well Soon.
- Card made from fabric & decorated with threads.
- Congratulations (Retirement, New Home, New job)
*******NEW “CRAFTS” SECTION FOR “YOUTH” ONLY******
CLASS: YOUTH Ages 12 & under
Y1. Sewing, any article.
Y2. Knitting, any article (Loom acceptable)
Y3. Crocheting, any article.
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. OR buy a kit for $20 and make an item to enter. (Only 25 available) Kits will be available to purchase at the office
Y8. Jewellery, clothes pin hair barrette.
Y9. Cards, make a “thank you” card .
CLASS: YOUTH Ages 13 – 17
Y10. Sewing, any article.
Y11. Knitting, any article (Loom acceptable)
Y12. Crocheting, any article.
Y13. Needlework, any article.
Y14. Christmas, snowman clothespin family.
Y15. Drawing/Painting, pencil drawing of favourite Super Hero.
Y16. Miscellaneous, something from your favourite craft.
Y17. Jewellery, hair Barrette. (any medium)
Y18. Cards, birthday invitation card.
- 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. Create an illusion.eg holding a cloud.
PY3. Dog or Cat days of summer.
PY4. A flower.
PY5. A “selfie”.
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. Forest wild life. – Animals feeding.
P5. Word Art – 4 pictures to spell LOVE (each pic is one letter of word)
P6. Night photography.
P7. Young Love.
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 nature.
P13. Four photos showing a funny/surprised face. .
P14. Pictures taken from last years Fair.
P15. Take pictures that tell a story.
CLASS: BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY
P16. Photo of a baby/infant.
P17. Historical building.
P18. Old silo.
P19. Farm equipment at work.
**** 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, 2023. All photos for this competition must be of the 2023 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 / COLLAGES
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 a yellow theme.
P22. Depict the theme.(From Field to fair)
P23 My best friend (could be a favourite pet or person)
P24. New pastimes discovered during the pandemic.
PLEASE REMEMBER YOU MUST NOW ENTER ALL CLASSES ON-LINE THROUGH ASSISTEXPO
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?