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2017 Tabloid Cover Contest

Information and Rules

We are having a contest to design the 2017 Bedford Fair's Tabloid Cover!

Contest is open to persons in grades 8-12.
Artwork submitted must be your own work.
Deadline for entries is May 5, 2017.
Entries must be dropped off at the Bedford Fair office, 108 Telegraph Rd., Bedford, PA, 9 am-12 noon Monday-Friday or left in mailbox at door if office is closed.
Entries will be judged by the Bedford Fair advertising committee, fair directors and members of the community.
Entries will be judged on creativity, neatness, use of theme, and incorporation of required items as listed under guidelines below.
Winning entry will be printed by the Bedford Gazette on the 2017 Bedford County Fair's Premium Book/tabloid cover.
Winner will receive $100.00 and 7 (seven) guest passes to the 2017 Bedford County Fair (Value $70.00)
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Sample template for cover. Artwork must fit to scale and follow guidelines.
Sample template for cover. Artwork must fit to scale and follow guidelines. 
1) May use any medium as long as drawing can be scanned and printed clearly. (No digital entries.)
2) Drawing must be "to scale" on white paper to fit a width of 10.25 inches and height of 8.5 inches.
3) Must include the words "144th Bedford County Fair"
4) Must include fair dates "July 23-29, 2017"
4) Must include the words "Official Premium Book"
5) Must include the theme words "Country Scenes...Blue Ribbon Dreams"
6) Must be submitted with completed and signed "Tabloid Cover Art Submission Form" above.
7) Deadline - May 5, 2017 - Late entries will not be accepted.

2017 Tabloid Cover Contest Winner!

Robin Plake won our first annual Fair Premium Book cover contest with her colored pencil drawing. Congratulations to Robin for winning the $100 first prize!  
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