General Rules for Youth Fair 20121. All entries must be ORIGINAL works of the PARTICIPANT MADE AFTER THE 2011 Youth Fair. (January 16, 2011)2. All entries will be under the control and guidance of the Youth Fair Committee. This Committee has the right to reclassify any entry if they feel it is in the best interest of the entry. ALL entries should be appropriate for ALL age groups to view. It will be left to the discretion of the appropriate Superintendent to determine if an exhibit is in good taste for public display. Under NO circumstances will this committee be responsible for damage or loss of entries during the show.3. Entry tags for each category will be furnished by the Superintendent of each category.4. Age Divisions: Any youth K-12 enrolled in San Saba County Schools or that is home schooled in San Saba County is eligible to participate. Age divisions for all categories are as follows: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12th grades. All participants may enter as many entries in each category as they want. No entry fees will be charged. 5. It will be the responsibility of the Exhibitor to inquire at the County Extension Office or the Principal’s Office of your school or on the web at http://sansaba.agrilife.org for copies of the rules and requirements.6. It will be the responsibility of the Exhibitor to check in their entry to the San Saba Civic Center between 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM on Thursday, January 19, 2012 and to pick up all entries between 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Saturday, January 21, 2012. All unclaimed entries will be taken care of at the discretion of the Youth Fair Committee.7. No entries will be received after 4:30 PM on Thursday, January 19th, 2012. No one will be allowed in the Civic Center until judging is complete. The Civic Center will be open from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM on the 19th, on Friday, January 20th from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM and on Saturday, January 21st from Noon to 4:00 PM for public viewing.8. Entries will be judged according to standards set by each category Superintendent. 9. AWARDS: Ribbons will be awarded in each class in all categories. First through Fifth Places will receive a ribbon and participation ribbons will be given to those not placing. Final decisions rest with the judges. The overall winner of each category will be presented with a Rosette Ribbon and $25.00. This award is open to all ages, youth K-12th grade. FOOD CATEGORYENTRY CLASSESCAKES: 1. Iced, 2. Non-Iced, 3. Cupcakes (6 per entry), 4. Decorated CakesPIES COOKIES BROWNIES/BAR COOKIES CANDY (1 dozen) QUICK BREADS YEAST BREADS MIXESDRIED FOODS: 1. Meat, 2. Fruit, 3. Vegetable RULES 1. Food items will be judged on the basis of quality, texture, appearance and flavor characteristics of its class.2. All foods must be covered with clear plastic wrap or something similar.3. A copy of the recipe should be taped to the top of the food. The Exhibitor’s name should be on the back side of the recipe. The recipe will be used for the cookbook.4. No foods requiring refrigeration will be accepted. 5. Participants entering the food division of the Youth Fair will have the opportunity to sell their entries. First, Second & Third place entries can be sold at a minimum of $10.00 – Fourth, Fifth and Participant entries can be sold at a minimum of $5.00. Purchasers can exceed the recommended price if they so desire. Food category items sold can be taken when they are purchased on Friday or Saturday.EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS CATEGORYENTRY CLASSHISTORY: 1 Dimensional Group IndividualHISTORY: 3 Dimensional Group IndividualSCIENCE: 1 Dimensional Group Individual SCIENCE: 3 Dimensional Group IndividualMISC: 1 Dimensional Group IndividualMISC: 3 Dimensional Group Individual RULESUse the scientific method (Observe the situation, form a concept, text concept, and conclusion) for Class C & D if appropriate. Main idea should be clear.3. Example of one dimensional: a report on Jim Bowie; Example of 3 dimensional: a bridge built out of toothpicks.PHOTOGRAPHY CATEGORYENTRY CLASSA. SINGLE PHOTO· People (portraits, candid, etc.)· Animals- Wildlife · Animals – Domestic· Marine/Aquatic· Elements of Design· Nature/Landscape· Plant/Flora· Details & Macro· Digital Darkroom· Theme· Night Photography· Food· Dominant Color· Catch-AllB. PHOTO GROUPING/PHOTO STORY · (Same classes as Single Photo)RULES1. Overall Winners will be eligible for the State 4-H Photography Contest held at Texas A&M University.2. Photo must be taken by the youth.3. No labeling permitted on single photographs or photo groupings. No slides permitted.4. PHOTO STORY: Consists of three to six photos mounted on 1 piece of poster board/heavy cardboard. Photos should depict a sequence or communicate a message. 5. SINGLE PHOTO: Consists of one 5” x 7” or one 8” x 10” photo mounted on poster board/heavy cardboard the same size as the print. 6. ALL PHOTOGRAPHY SHOULD BE UNFRAMED.POSTER CATEGORYENTRY CLASSESA. FREE HAND B. 3D C. COLLAGERULES1. Try to be sure the ‘Main Idea’ of your poster is easily recognized by others who will view it. 2. You may use any size or color of poster board you wish. Entry MUST be on poster board to qualify for the poster category.3. A 3D (three dimensional) poster is described as one that has length, width and depth.ART CATEGORYENTRY CLASSESA. OILS & ACRYLICSB. CHARCOALC. WATERCOLORD. PEN & INK/PENCILE. CRAYONF. PASTELSG. TEMPERA PAINTH. MARKERSI. MAP COLORSJ. MISCELLANEOUSK. MULTI-MEDIA (consists of using 2 or more mediums from the other categories – example: Charcoal/Pastel)RULES1. All works of art will be done strictly by the Exhibitor.2. The signature on any signed art work shall be neatly covered by a blank piece of paper. 3. Framing and / or matting will not be considered by the judges – only the work of art.CRAFT CATEGORYENTRY CLASSESA. HOME INTERIORSB. HANDWORKC. MODELS (made from kits)D. METAL WORKE. LEATHER GOODSF. CERAMIC/POTTERYG. CANDLESH. WOODWORKINGI. DECORATED CLOTHINGJ. JEWELRYK. MISCELLANEOUSL. SEWING CONSTRUCTIONM. COMPUTER GRAPHICSN. CREATE-A-CARD 1. Computer Made or 2. Hand MadeRULES1. All items must be a finished project and ready for use.2. Articles must be entered in the class describing the primary skill used in crafting the article.