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					Youth Competitions
                                                       Fun Zone
                                Crafts, Photo Contest, Painting & Drawing,
                                              Writing, Community Service,
                                                       Single-Day Contests

                                   Open to Orange County Youth (ages 3-18)


Contact
Betty Hart, Fun Zone Coordinator
(714) 708-1519

Enter Online
May 26, Wednesday – Last Day to Enter. Enter online at www.ocfair.com/competitions.

Delivery
Home Arts & Crafts Promenade between Buildings 14 and 16
July 2, Friday, 7am – 9pm

Pickup
August 17, Tuesday, Noon – 7pm
THE OCFEC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR EXHIBITS LEFT AFTER THIS DATE

Location
Entries will be on display in The Fun Zone.




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                                         Fun Zone
To Enter:
1. Choose from among the divisions and classes listed.
2. Review the Youth Category Guidelines and OC Fair Guidelines.
3. Entry Deadline – May 26. Enter online and pay $3 entry fee (per entry) with credit card at
   www.ocfair.com/competitions . (Blue Ribbon Kids do not pay an entry fee except for a $3 charge for the
   Photo Quilt Block.)
4. Entry Delivery – July 2. Bring us your entry... and join us at the 2010 OC Fair!




       SEND IN THE CLOWNS                                        BE A CLOWN!
         Blue Ribbon Kids (ages 3-8)                          PHOTO QUILT BLOCKS
 Is your clown funny, happy or sad? Use the                      Blue Ribbon Kids (ages 3-8)
 clown face included (next page), sew or glue and
                                                        Do you have days when you love being a clown?
 stuff your own clown. Start the fun as you use
                                                        Dress up and have someone snap a photo of you
 your imagination to decorate it. Use sequins,
                                                        dressed up in your clown face or outfit. We’ll use
 yarn, puff paint, jewels, beads, buttons, trims,
                                                        your funny photo to make a Clown Quilt and have
 paints; add hair, ears, a hat or anything else you
                                                        everyone laughing with you.
 can imagine!

   Limit – 1 per child.                                   Limit – 1 per child.
   Print out the attached clown pattern and cut it        There is a $3 fee for this competition.
   out on the solid line.                                 One photo quilt block will be mailed to you. The
   Clowns must be made with fabric only. Cut out          8” x 8” soft fabric quilt block includes a 4” x 6”
   2 pieces for a front and back.                         pocket for a photo.
   Sew or glue front and back pieces together             Decorate your quilt block with whatever supplies
   along edges, leaving a 1” opening at the bottom        you have.
   for stuffing and mounting.                             Your entry will be tied to all of the other quilt
   Stuffing: polyester fiberfill only. No food items.     blocks to make one large quilt.
   Leave 1” opening at the bottom open so your
   clown can be display using a wooden dowel.
   All decorations must be attached securely.            Division 771 – Be a Clown!
                                                         Photo Quilt Blocks
 Division 770 – Send in the                              Blue Ribbon Kids (ages 3-8)
 Clowns
                                                         Class
 Blue Ribbon Kids (ages 3-8)
                                                         01 Any item
 Class
 01 Any item




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Cut pattern on the
solid line.
Clowns must be
made with fabric
only. Cut 2 pieces,
front and back.
Sew or glue front
and back together
leaving a 1”
opening at the
bottom for stuffing
(polyester fiberfill
only – no food
items) and
mounting.
Leave 1” opening
at bottom open for
display.
All decorations
must be attached
securely.               Face Pattern for
                       Send in the Clowns
                          Competition




                            Leave 1”
                            open



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                                         Fun Zone
                               Youth (ages 5 -18)

 LIONS, TIGERS & BEARS,                                BUILD A BIG TOP
         O H MY !
                                                 What does your version of the Big Top look
Are you a fan of the dancing bears, lions or
                                                 like? Create and construct a place where
tigers at a circus? Here’s a chance to design
                                                 you can put on a Circus Show under the Big
and construct a 3-D head (only) of your
                                                 Top. Enjoy adding your favorite circus
favorite circus animal using papier-mâché,
                                                 people and animals.
recycled items or fabric.
                                                      Limit – 1 Big Top per person.
  Limit – 1 circus animal head per person.
                                                      Maximum size limit is 12”x12”x12”.
  Maximum size limit is 12”x12”x12”.
                                                      No premade circus kits please.
  All entries will be mounted inside an
  enclosed display case so they must be          Awards
  constructed to hang.                                    Best of Class - $25
Awards                                                   Most Creative - $35
           Best of Class - $25                         Judges’ Award – Rosette
                                                          Outstanding exhibit of merit
          Most Creative - $35
        Judges’ Award – Rosette
          Outstanding exhibit of merit           Division 726 – Build a Big Top
                                                 Class
Division 700 – Lions, Tigers &                   01   Ages 9-10
Bears, Oh My!                                    02   Ages 11-12
Class                                            03   Ages 13-15
                                                 04   Ages 16-18
01   Ages 9-10
02   Ages 11-12
03   Ages 13-15
04   Ages 16-18
                                                 Division 772 – Build a Big Top
                                                 Blue Ribbon Kids (ages 5-8)
                                                 All Blue Ribbon Kids entries receive a
Division 774 – Lions, Tigers &                   special ribbon and are not eligible for cash
Bears, Oh MY!                                    awards.
Blue Ribbon Kids (ages 5-8)                      Class
All Blue Ribbon Kids entries receive a special   01 Any item
ribbon and are not eligible for cash awards.

Class
01 Any item




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                                         Fun Zone
                                Youth (ages 5-18)
        POSTER ART                                       LEGOTM BLAST OFF
     UNDER THE BIG TOP                           Are you looking for a way to show off your ‘out
                                                 of this world’ creation? Do you make cool
The lights! The colors! The excitement!
                                                 creatures, vehicles, or spaceships, with
Here’s an opportunity to show what fun there           TM
                                                 Lego style building blocks? This competition
is in a three-ring circus. You may use chalk,
                                                 is for you.
watercolor, pencil, crayons, markers....
                                                                   TM
                                                   Limit – 1 Lego Blast Off entry per person.
  Limit – 1 Poster Art entry per person.
                                                   Maximum size is 12”x12”x12”.
  Create your BIG Top poster on white
                                                   All entries must be mounted securely to a
  11”x17” paper.
                                                   sturdy cardboard or wood base.
  Write your name on the back of the poster.

                                                 Awards
Awards
                                                            Best of Class - $25
          Best of Class - $25
                                                           Most Creative - $35
         Most Creative - $35
                                                         Judges’ Award – Rosette
       Judges’ Award – Rosette
                                                            Outstanding exhibit of merit
          Outstanding exhibit of merit


Division 720 – Under the BIG                     Division 728 – LegoTM Blast Off
Top Poster Art                                   Class
                                                 01   Ages 9-10
Class                                            02   Ages 11-12
01   Ages 9-10                                   03   Ages 13-15
02   Ages 11-12                                  04   Ages 16-18
03   Ages 13-15
04   Ages 16-18
                                                 Division 777 – LegoTM Blast Off
Division 775 – Under the BIG                     Blue Ribbon Kids (ages 5-8)
                                                 All Blue Ribbon Kids entries receive a special
Top Poster Art                                   ribbon and are not eligible for cash awards.
Blue Ribbon Kids (ages 5-8)
All Blue Ribbon Kids entries receive a special   Class
ribbon and are not eligible for cash awards.     01 Any item

Class
      01 Any item




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                                             Fun Zone
                               Youth (ages 9-12)
 PAINTING, DRAWING &                                 Awards
     MIXED MEDIA                                              Division Winner - $25
          Juniors (ages 9-12)                                  Best of Show - $35
  YOUNG ADULTS – SEE FINE ARTS: DRAWING & PAINTING

Are you a budding Claude Monet, Georgia              Division 752 – Drawing
O’Keeffe or Andy Warhol? By popular
demand this competition is returning to              Division 753 – Painting
showcase your talents.
                                                     Division 754 – Mixed Media
 Limit – 1 entry per person.
 Size Limit – 11” x 14” or smaller.                  Class – Division 752-754
 ORIGINAL work completed during this                 01 Any Item
 past year only, August 2009 – June
 2010.
 Include name and age of artist on back
 or artwork.
 Media accepted: Art using pastels, oils,
 acrylics, pencil, colored pencil, charcoal,
 pen and pencil, scratch board and
 watercolor.
 No school work, e.g., Meet the Masters.
 PAINTING
        All work must be framed. Plastic
        or Plexiglas preferred.
        Must be wired for hanging.
 DRAWING & MIXED MEDIA
        NO FRAMES PLEASE. Must be
        mounted with either white or black
        mat.




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                                         Fun Zone
          Junior & Young Adult (ages 9-18)
To Enter:
1. Choose from among the divisions and classes listed.
2. Review the Youth Category Guidelines and OC Fair Guidelines.
3. Entry Deadline – May 26. Enter online and pay $3 entry fee (per entry) with credit card at
   www.ocfair.com/competitions .
4. Entry Delivery – July 2. Bring us your entry... and join us at the 2010 OC Fair



            PHOTOGRAPHY                                     Awards
            LIFE IS A CIRCUS                                      Best of Class - $25
Here is a special competition that is at the heart of            Most Creative - $35
the Fun Zone’s theme. The “Life is a Circus”                   Judges’ Award – Rosette
photo competition invites you to capture someone                   Outstanding exhibit of merit
or something that shows how life is a circus.
All entries submitted will be shown on a digital        Division 745 – Junior, 9-12
picture frame display.
                                                        Division 746 – Young Adult, 13-
  Limit – 3 photo entries per person.                   15
  Submit entries on CD/DVD. CD/DVD must be
  clearly labeled with name, address and phone          Division 747 – Young Adult, 16-
  number. Uniquely identify each entry on               18
  CD/DVD with a title and division/class. CD/DVD
  will not be returned.                                 Class - Division 745-747
  Photo/Image must be in jpeg/jpg format.               01 Color Image - from a single original
  Maximum file size of each photo/image                 exposure.
  submitted must be less than 3 MB.                     02 Black & White Image - from a single original
  The same photo/image may not be entered in               exposure. Sepia-toned prints are acceptable.
  the Fine Art Photography competition.                 03 Candid Shot Taken with a Cell Phone –
  Entry must be original artwork created by the            photo taken from a cell phone camera; a
  artist whose name appears on the entry form.             single original exposure.
  Group work is not allowed.                            04 Computer-Manipulated Image - which
  Artwork must have been completed within the              originated from a camera and was then
  last year. Artwork previously exhibited at the OC        significantly changed using a computer
  Fair is not eligible for entry this year.                program. Image must contain original
  Evaluation forms, ribbons and/or awards will be          photographic element.
  mailed out to each entrant within 30 days of the
  close of OC Fair.




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                                           Fun Zone
           Junior & Young Adult (ages 9-18)
         CREATIVE WRITING                                      GOLDEN ORANGE
If your talents run in a literary vein, then this is the    COMMUNITY SERVICE ESSAY
competition for you. Enter your short story or             Here’s what Orange County young people are up to
poetry in the 2010 OC Fair Creative Writing                these days: serving their communities through
Competition.                                               creative activities that build self-esteem and make
                                                           the world a better place!
  Limit - 2 Creative Writing entries per exhibitor;
  1 in Short Story and 1 in Poetry.                          “Community Service” is defined as any service
  Entries must be clearly typed on 8½” x 11”                   performed for the good of a community, an
  paper with double spacing. Font size must be                     organization or individual in need.
  no smaller than 12 point.                                  Limit - 1 entry per exhibitor or group.
  Entries should be as neat as possible.                     COMPLETE THE COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT
  No more than 2 pages of typed work should                  REPORT FORM (NEXT PAGE). DON’T FORGET TO
  be submitted from an author for each entry.                GET SIGNATURES ON YOUR FORM.
  ENTRIES WILL NOT BE RETURNED. Ribbons
                                                             The same essay may not be entered in both an
  and/or awards will be mailed.                              individual and group competition.
                                                             The project must have been completed in the last
You may deliver your entry during entry delivery             12 months. NO work from the 2009 OC Fair.
or mail a copy of your Short Story and/or Poetry             “Group” is defined as two or more youths 18 and
to arrive no later than July 2, 2010 to:                     younger who were primarily responsible for the
OC Fair – Fun Zone                                           community service activity. Please note the role
88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626                          an advisor played in this project. Group entries
                                                             must compete in the division of the oldest youth.
Awards
              Best of Class - $25
              Best of Show - $35                           Awards
                                                                        Best of Class - $25
Division 735 – Short Story                                  Best of Show/Golden Orange Award $100
Division 736 – Poetry, Limerick
Division 737 – Poetry, Free Verse                          OC Community Service Essay
Division 738 – Poetry, Haiku                               Division 760 – Group
Class – Division 735-738                                   Division 761 – Individual
01   Ages 9-10                                             Class - Division 760-761
02   Ages 11-12                                             01 Ages 9-12
03   Ages 13-15                                             02 Ages 13-18
04   Ages 16-18




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          OC Fair Golden Orange Community Service
                     Essay Competition
Name ______________________________________________________________________
School_______________________________________________________________________
Title of Project ________________________________________________________________
Age when project was completed __________ Project Completion Date ___________________


Directions:
1. Complete and sign this form. Print clearly or type. Form must also be signed by a
   parent/guardian.
2. Complete all parts of the required essay as outlined below on your own paper. If possible,
   type it.
3. Attach the essay to this form.
4. Hand-deliver on entry delivery day or mail to: OC Fair – Fun Zone, 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa,
CA 92626. Entry must arrive no later than July 2, 2010.

Required Essay: Summarize your community service experience in essay form. Address each
of the following in your essay.
A. Briefly describe your project and the main activities of your project. Describe any changes
you made from your original proposal.
B. Briefly outline the steps you took to plan, implement, and complete the project. Indicate how
much time you spent in completing all aspects of this project.
C. Describe the problems that occurred during the project. Explain how these problems were
handled.
D. Describe the impact you believe your project had on the community or on the people who
received your service.
E. Describe what you learned about your community as you worked on your project. Describe
what you learned about yourself and the importance of giving something back to others.
F. Include 1-3 pages of photos of your projects.


I have reviewed my son/daughter’s community service project.
Parent/guardian signature _______________________________________________________
Student signature _____________________________________________________________
Authorized school official (if project was for school) ___________________________________




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                                        Fun Zone
                             Single-Day Contests
                             All Kids (ages 3-18)
Hey Kids! Here are the fun one-day contests you’re looking for. If you forgot to enter a
competition before the cut-off date here are more ways to show your creativity. Check
them out! No need to enter online and no entry fee!
Just make the item that you’ll have fun doing and bring it to the Fun Zone on the day of
that contest. No pre-registration required (except the Future Magicians’ Contest.)


FUN ZONE FOOD EATING CONTESTS                         CIRCUS CRITTER CONTEST
Each night in the Fun Zone we’ll have a food-eating   Out of a tube sock, make a creature worthy of
contest with yummy foods provided by some of our      being in a circus side show. Let your imagination
generous OC Fair vendors.                             go crazy as you design and decorate your own
                                                      Circus Critter.
When: Each night contests start at 7:30pm
Sign-up is 30 minutes prior to each contest.          Date: July 22, Thursday*
                                                      Check-In: noon – 2pm
                                                      Judging: 2:15pm
It’s fun for everyone so don’t forget
your camera!                                          Categories:
                                                             Scariest
                                                             Cutest
                                                             Most Colorful
CLOWN COOKIE CONTEST
Who can bake and frost the best looking clown         * REMEMBER, it’s Kids Day at the OC Fair and
cookie under our Fun Zone tent? Let the frosting      Kids 12 and younger will receive free admission all
begin!                                                day.

Date: July 21, Wednesday*
Check-In: Noon – 2pm
Judging: 2:15pm

Categories:
    • Best Tasting
    • Funniest Clown
    • Biggest Clown Cookie
* REMEMBER, OC Fair-goers will receive free
admission and one carnival ride on this day in
exchange for 5 cans of non-perishable food, noon -
6pm.




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                                       Fun Zone
                    Single-Day Contests (cont.)
                        All Kids (ages 3-18)

ORANGE SEED SPITTING CONTEST                       MAGIC DAY
We don’t grow watermelons in the OC, but we        FUTURE MAGICIANS’ CONTEST
are known for our tasty citrus! This contest
                                                   (AGES 7-18)
should get your mouth watering. How far will
your seeds fly?                                    Are you a budding magician? Do you like pulling
                                                   things out of a hat? Here’s a fun day to show your
Date: July 28, Wednesday*                          skills and learn a few new tricks.
Check-In: noon – 2pm
Judging: 2:15pm                                    Date: July 31, Saturday
                                                   Time: 11am
Categories:                                        Where: Fun Zone Stage
        Age 8 and under                            Check-in: 30 minutes before performance time at
        Ages 9-13                                       the Fun Zone Tent Information Desk.
        Ages 14-18                                 Who: Future magicians, ages 7-18.
* REMEMBER, OC Fair-goers will receive free        You must pre-register by calling the Fun Zone
admission and one carnival ride on this day with   contest hotline at (714)708-1519, July 28-30.
a donation of 1 new or 3 gently used children’s    Leave your name, age and daytime phone
books, noon – 6pm.                                 number. One free admission ticket, valid for that
                                                   day only, will be waiting for you at the Will Call
 CRAZY HAIR CONTEST                                booth located at the Main (Blue) Gate. Ask for
                                                   the “Future Magicians’” envelope.
 We’re putting on our own hair side show.
                                                   Contest is limited to the first 10 entries.
 Make your head look like there’s a circus going
                                                   Performance will be judged on difficulty, originality
 on and bring your head to the Fun Zone.
                                                   and creativity.
 Date: July 29, Thursday*                          You may use an assistant, background music and
 Check-In: noon – 2pm                              simple props.
 Judging: 2:15pm                                   Limit performance to 10 minutes.
                                                   Judging and awards ceremony will be
 Categories:
                                                   immediately following the competition.
        Most Creative Circus Design
        Biggest Hair                               Something Special: The OC Magicians’ Club
        Funniest Hair                              and the Irvine Brotherhood of Magicians, Ring
* REMEMBER, it’s Kids Day at the OC Fair and       313, will be holding a free Future Magicians’
Kids 12 and younger will receive free admission    Workshop in the Fun Zone Tent, noon to 3pm.
all day.
.




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                                      Fun Zone
                   Single-Day Contests (cont.)

BIG TOP HAT CONTEST                                    RECYCLERS RULE
Do you dream of being the lion tamer, elephant         Are you looking for a way to express your artistic
rider or maybe the trapeze artist? Make a hat to       talent and clean out your closet at the same time?
match your favorite circus entertainer and strut       Here’s a contest to do both. Design and build a
your stuff at the Big Top Hat Parade!                  “circus-themed” art piece made of recycled items.
                                                       Your art piece must use 50% recycled materials.
Date: August 4, Wednesday*
Check-In: noon – 2pm                                   Date: August 11, Wednesday*
Judging: 2:15pm                                        Check-In: noon – 2pm
Parade: 2:30pm                                         Judging: 2:15pm

Categories:                                            Categories:
      Largest Circus Hat                                      Best Circus Theme
      Smallest Circus Hat                                     Best Use of Recycled Material
      Funniest Circus Hat
                                                       REMEMBER, OC Fair-goers will receive free
      Best of the Big Top Hats                         admission and one carnival ride on this day with
* REMEMBER, OC Fair-goers will receive free            a donation of school supply items (item TBD),
admission and one carnival ride on this day with       noon – 6pm.
a donation of 5 items of clothing, noon – 6pm.

                                                       BUTTON BOYS & CORK CUTIES
PET ROCK CONTEST                                       String up some buttons or corks to make a mini-
Wow! Pet Rocks are back. Stack and glue                me of yourself. These can be decorated to look
together rocks into your favorite person or animal.    like yourself or your favorite animal. No size limit.

Date: August 5, Thursday*                              Date: August 12, Thursday*
Check-In: noon – 2pm                                   Check-In: noon – 2pm
Judging: 2:15pm                                        Judging: 2:15pm

Categories:                                            Categories:
      Largest single pet rock                                 Best Button Boy - age 8 and under,
      Smallest single pet rock                                 ages 9-13 and ages 14-18
      Largest stacked pet rock                                Best Cork Cutie - age 8 and under,
      Smallest stacked pet rock                                ages 9-13 and ages 14-18
      Most unusual pet rock                                   Best Animal - age 8 and under,
                                                               ages 9-13 and ages 14-18
* REMEMBER, it’s Kids Day at the OC Fair and
Kids 12 and younger will receive free admission       * REMEMBER, it’s Kids Day at the OC Fair and
all day.                                              Kids 12 and younger will receive free admission all
                                                      day.




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