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VC Fair Poster Contest Deadline is April 1

Jessica Han, last year’s winner

The Ventura County Fair youth poster contest is accepting entries until April 1. Ventura County children in grades 5 – 12 are invited to let their imaginations soar and come up with the wining design for the 2014 fair poster.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three entries, First prize: $500, Second Prize: $250, Third Prize: $100. All entries will be displayed in the Youth Expo at the 2014 fair and all contestants will be invited to ride on the Junior Fair Board float in the 2014 Fair Parade.

The theme of the 2014 fair is “A Country Fair with Ocean Air” and will serve as the guideline to the imagery.  Artwork may be created in any medium but may not include the use of glitter, metallic paint, or 3 dimensional objects attached to the artwork.

Poster designs will be judged on Theme, Originality, Composition and Skill.  Entries will be accepted until the entry deadline, Tuesday, April 1. Entries can be brought to the Fairgrounds administration office at 10 W. Harbor Blvd. in Ventura. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8AM until 5PM.  Please note the Fairgrounds office is closed on March 31.

Rules, deadlines and other information can be found on the Fair website,  For more information about the contest call 648-3376  or send an email to (Please put “Poster Contest” in the subject line)

The winning design will be used to advertise the fair on posters, souvenirs, advertisements and other applications. Second and third place winners will also be used in various applications.

The Ventura County Fair will begin its annual 12-day run Wednesday, July 30 and continue until Sunday, August 10.

For more information about the fair, or the poster contest, please call the Ventura County Fairgrounds at 648-3376 or visit Keep up to date when you follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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