This was the first fair I've entered anything in since childhood, and it was lots of fun. The whole family acquitted themselves well with their entries; I even got a special award! Which was very thrilling until I saw that everyone else had gotten more special awards than me. However, I'm behaving very maturely about it---unlike my niece, who has gone around with her THREE special awards draped from her person and hung in her hair.
So, because I know you're dying to see what I entered, I will show you all my entries.
You want me to tell what ribbons I won with each picture?
Oh, I don't know. It seems so.......boastful. I'm really a very humble person....
Well, since you're begging so hard, I guess I can mention it. But only because you asked!
Category: Clouds/Sky First place.
Category: Sports Second place.
Category: Child/children Third place.
Category: Agricultural First place.
Category: Holiday First place.
Category: Seasons First place.
Category: Historical First place.
Category: Portraits First place.
Category: Sunset First place.
Category: Scenery Second place.
Category: Person/persons First place, plus special award.
Category: Wildlife First place.
Category: Action First place.
Category: Water/ocean/river/lake Third place.
Category: Architectural First place.
Category: Inspirational Second place (to a stupid SPARROW picture! By my own SISTER!).
And, my personal favorite.....Category: Western First place.
It was lots of fun entering. And---let's be honest here---getting lots of prizes. I'm already planning next year's entries, starting with "accidentally" breaking my sister's camera---right after I get my own, of course. Ooops, sorry, that slipped out. I mean, it doesn't matter whether I win or lose, I just enjoy the artistic process and sharing my work with others.
Maybe I can grow some prize-winning maturity by next year....