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Section O Children

SECTION 0 - CHILDREN Co-Conveners: Sue Henderson, 629-3706 Debbie Katz, 629-3205 Exhibitors in Section O, Children, must be 6 to 10 years on the day of the Fair.  All artwork in this section must be mounted on a cardboard sheet and, due to space restrictions, must not exceed the dimensions 16” x 20” or 320 sq. in.  Only one entry per class. Note: Vegetable Division has moved to Section Q and Baking Division has moved to Section G
CLASS FLORAL DIVISION
  1. Collection of named local trees, (leaf and fruit shown), mounted on card 50cm x 50cm
  2. Any kind of plant grown in flower pot from seed
  3. Fresh flower arrangement
  4. Dish garden
NEEDLECRAFT & FIBRE ART DIVISION
  1. Article of sewing or embroidery
  2. Vegetable print design – cut vegetable must be exhibited with design
  3. Weaving
  4. Knitted or crocheted object
  5. Hand-felted object
APPLIED ARTS & CRAFTS DIVISION
  1. Article made from seeds, shells or other natural materials
  2. Pottery
  3. Mobile
  4. Flower card/picture
  5. Handcrafted art card
  6. Model from kit - plastic or metal construction
(eg. Lego or Meccano)
  1. Carving or sculpture from wood, soap or clay
  2. Lego construction, original design, maximum base 30cm x 30cm. Please present models on a flat surface box to prevent breakage
  3. Play Dough sculpture
  4. Jewellery, one piece
  5. Scrapbook - special event, single page, any size.
  6. Handicraft, A.O.V.
  7. Handicraft, Diorama
BC Fairs Members Choice Category #1 Arts and Crafts:   Open to all ages. Item: Hand Painted Garden Trowel, max length 14” Theme: BC Dogwood Flower Purchase a garden trowel, using any paint type decorate the metal surface of the trowel with the BC Dogwood flower. BC Fairs Members Choice Category #2

Arts and Crafts:  Open to children 12 years and under

  Item: Mini Scarecrow, max height 14” Recycle household materials to create a mini scarecrow  to stake or hang in your garden.  Wire and string can be used to construct your project.  
FINE ART & PHOTOGRAPHY DIVISION
To be eligible for entry, all, paintings, drawings and photographs which require hanging must be properly mounted and/or framed and equipped to hang safely on peg board hooks, Please make sure name is covered.
  1. Drawing, any medium
  2. Painting, any medium
  3. Hand illustration of a wild flower or bird found on Pender Island (with short comment)
  4. Animal photograph, domestic or wild, black & white or colour, accompanied by 2-3 line comment.
  5. Art, O.V.
  6. Collage artwork, any medium
LITERATURE DIVISION
  1. Short story (one page)
  2. Poem, minimum of 8 lines
 

         The Wow Factor Award

Donated by

Island Savings Credit Union

   For most Wonderful, Outstanding,

Original Creation in Section N and 0

     

Section N Young People

SECTION N YOUNG PEOPLE

Convener:      Karen Parker, 629-6936 Exhibitors in Section N must be must be 11 to 15 years of age on the day of the Fair.  All artwork in this section must be mounted on a cardboard sheet and, due to space restrictions, must not exceed the dimensions 16” x 20” or 320 sq. in.  Please present models on a flat surface or box to prevent breakage.  Only one entry per class. Note:  Food Preservation Division has moved to Section F and Baking Division has moved to Section G
CLASS FLORAL DIVISION
  1. Artistic fresh flower arrangement, garden and/or wild varieties
  2. Dish garden
NEEDLECRAFT & FIBRE ART DIVISION
  1. Sewing or embroidery, handmade
  2. Sewing or embroidery, machine made
  3. Knitted or crocheted article
  4. Hand felted work
  5. Weaving
APPLIED ARTS & CRAFTS DIVISION
  1. Pottery
  2. Mobile using driftwood, seashells and/or other natural material
  3. Woodwork
  4. Artistic arrangement of dried local material (i.e. plant, wood, seaweed)
  5. Jewellery, one piece
  6. Pressed flower card or picture
  7. Vegetable print design
  8. Hand-crafted art card
  9. Scrapbook - special event, double page layout, any size, 17. Candle
  10. Macramé
  11. Model from kit - plastic or metal construction
(e.g. Lego or Meccano)
  1. Model from kit - plastic or metal, hand painted
(e.g. game pieces)
  1. Metal craft
  2. Lego construction, original design, maximum base 30cm x 30cm
  1. Handicraft, A.O.V.
  2. Handicraft, Diorama
  BC Fairs Members Choice Category #1 Arts and Crafts:   Open to all ages. Item: Hand Painted Garden Trowel, max length 14” Theme: BC Dogwood Flower Purchase a garden trowel, using any paint type decorate the metal surface of the trowel with the BC Dogwood flower.  
FINE ART & PHOTOGRAPHY  DIVISION
To be eligible for entry, all, paintings, drawings and photographs which require hanging must be properly mounted and/or framed and equipped to hang safely on peg board hooks, Please make sure name is covered.
  1. Hand illustration of a wild flower or bird found on Pender Islands, with short comment
  2. Drawing, any medium
  3. Realistic painting, any medium
  4. Abstract painting, any medium
  5. Colour photograph, any subject
  6. Animal photograph, domestic or wild, black & white or colour, with short comment describing the significance of the subject.
  7. Art, A.O.V.
  8. Collage artwork, any medium
LITERATURE DIVISION
  1. Short story (1-2 pages)
  2. Poem, minimum of 8 lines
The Royal Canadian Legion Trophy Donated by Pender Island Branch 239 For most points in Section N BC Fairs Members Choice Category #2

Arts and Crafts:  Open to children 12 years and under

  Item: Mini Scarecrow, max height 14” Recycle household materials to create a mini scarecrow to stake or hang in your garden.  Wire and string can be used to construct it.

Section M Poultry and other Small Caged Animals

SECTION M

POULTRY AND OTHER SMALL CAGED ANIMALS Co-Conveners: Kenta and Arthur Kikuchi, 629-6283
  • All Exhibits in this Section must be on the fairgrounds between 3 pm 6 pm on Friday, August 26. Poultry should be in good health – no lice or scale mites. Poultry will be given a health check by Pender Island veterinarians, Maureen Stone and Gordon Oudman.
CLASS POULTRY DIVISION – ADULT OR FARM
  1. Hen, Purebred egg type
  2. Rooster, Purebred egg type
  3. Hen, Purebred meat type
  4. Rooster, Purebred meat type
  5. Hen, standard egg type
  6. Rooster, standard egg type
  7. Hen, standard meat type
  8. Rooster, standard meat type
  9. Hen, Dual purpose
  10. Rooster, Dual purpose
  11. Hen, Bantam
  12. Rooster, Bantam
  13. Goose
  14. Gander
  15. Turkey hen
  16. Turkey male
  17. Duck
  18. Drake
  19. O.V.
CLASS POULTRY DIVISION – YOUNG PEOPLE
  1. Hen, egg type
  2. Rooster, egg type
  3. Hen, meat type
  4. Rooster, meat type
  5. Hen, dual purpose
  6. Rooster, dual purpose
  7. Hen, Bantam
  8. Rooster, Bantam
  9. Goose
  10. Gander
  11. Turkey hen
  12. Turkey male
  13. Duck
  14. Drake
  15. A.O.V.
Prizes in Classes 1 - 34
1st - $5.00  2nd -  $3.00   3rd -  $2.00  
MOTHERS AND BABIES DIVISION YOUNG PEOPLE AGRICULTURE
Class 35.  Mothers and Babies, of any variety, in best condition- to be displayed in the exhibitor’s Cage. This exhibit is to be accompanied by a half page story about the exhibit. The display will be evaluated on overall presentation and condition.
Prizes in Class 35 1st - $25.00      2nd - $20.00  3rd - $10.00
SHOWCASES
Heritage Breeds Bring your heritage poultry breed to showcase.  Please register early so we can plan for space as well as help provide educational and historical information. Other Small Caged Animals Bring your pet, small caged animal like a Rabbit, Guinea Pig, or any other small furry animal and you will have an opportunity to show and talk about it. (How long have you had it, where does it live, what does it eat, how do you take care of it, does it have any funny habits, have you taught it any tricks?)
Judging Standards
See the 4H Livestock Judging Guide at the Farmers Institute table at the Farmers Market on Saturdays at the Hall, or in the Pender Island Public Library for specific recommended standards. Also check at www.pifi.ca for info. In judging a chicken class, the birds are judged on: Purebred birds:
  1. Breed type – shape of bird’s body as to the ideal breed type for breed being judged.
  2. Variety of characteristics – comparison of colour of shanks, colour of plumage, colour of ear lobes and health of comb.
  3. Condition and vigour of bird.
  4. Freedom from breed and general disqualifications
For commercial (or purebred) laying birds, characteristics typical of good layers are looked for by the judge, along with general good health and confirmation For commercial (or purebred) meat birds, characteristics of good meat birds (confirmation, muscling, size, age, fat cover) are looked for along with general good health Frank York Memorial Trophy Donated by Will and Julie McGaghey For most points in Poultry Division, Classes 1-19   Pender Island Realty Limited Trophy For most points in Poultry Sections – Young People Combined points from Poultry Section M, Young People’s Division, Classes 20-34 and Dairy and Poultry Products Section E, Young People’s Division, Classes 17 – 28

Resources: How to select chickens for show

 

Section L Young Peoples Agriculture

SECTION L

YOUNG PEOPLES AGRICULTURE Convener:      Julie Johnston, 629-3811 We encourage the youth of Pender Island to participate and have fun in agriculture.  There are many agricultural adventures to discover!
CLASS LIVESTOCK – SEE SECTION K LIVESTOCK FOR YOUNG PEOPLES DIVISION
CLASS POULTRY – SEE SECTION M POULTRY FOR YOUNG PEOPLES DIVISION
CLASS GARDEN DIVISION
  1. Berries, 12 A.V.
  2. Black Berries, 12 A.V.
  3. Bush Beans, 6
  4. Beets, 3
  5. Carrots, 3
  6. Potatoes, 3 A.V.
  7. Tomatoes, 3 A.V.
  8. Tomatoes, Cherry, 6 A.V.
  9. Zucchini, 1
  10. Longest Zucchini, 1
  11. Heaviest Zucchini, 1
  12. Vegetable Collection, 3 varieties in ½ the quantities listed in Section C.
  13. Fruit Collection, 3 varieties in ½ the quantities listed in Section B.
  14. Fresh Flower Arrangement
  15. Nasturtium, 1 plant in a pot
  16. O.V.
  17. Pumpkins, biggest and most unusual
EDUCATION DIVISION
  1. If I grew the food our family needs I would… Think about what you could grow to feed your family. Give drawings, or photos and descriptions of what you would need. Include the animals you would have and crops you would grow. Display on a poster board. Do research on agriculture, find out what grows on Pender Island, and go to the Farmers’ Market on Saturdays at the Hall for Ideas. Your imagination is the limit to what this would look like. Please ensure that entries are ready for hanging on display boards.
  2. Agricultural Report
Do you know a farmer? Interview a farmer on Pender Island, visit their farm and write a small report (a short paragraph of six sentences and three photos displayed on a poster board) on what you learned and what they grow or raise on their farm. Have fun!
20.  Herb Growing and Processing
Herbs can be used medicinally, and to flavour foods, make teas and perfumes, and even to make potpourris. Tell and show what you know about herbs:
  • where the herbs were obtained (home-grown or collected from the wild)
  • how they can be processed
  • samples of the products derived from the herb This can be about one herb or many, and can be shown by a display of pictures, samples of herbs, or various herbal concoctions. Be creative! Prizes in Classes 18 - 20
1st - $15.00             2nd – 10.00               3rd - $5.00
21a. Garden Challenge for Children (up to 10   years old
We invite the children of Pender Island to grow a garden, any type – without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides – with a minimum of 4 crops (floral, vegetable and/or herbal).  Then create and enter a photo display of your garden with samples and descriptions of your 4 crops and how you grew them.
21b. Garden Challenge for Young People  (11 to 15 years old)
We invite the young people of Pender Island to grow a garden, any type – without the use of chemical fertilizer or pesticides – with a minimum of 6 crops.  Your garden will need to be visited and evaluated sometime in August prior to the Fall Fair.  To ensure that your garden is judged, make sure you contact the Convener at 629-3811 and pre-register by July 13.  Then create and enter a photo display of your garden with a sample of your 6 crops and how you grew them.
Prizes in Class 21a and 21b
1st - $20.00 2nd - $15.00   3rd - $10.00 Mentoring Program:  If you would like a volunteer Master Gardener to visit your garden for consultation and to act as a mentor giving advice on cultivation, irrigation, mulching, soil enhancement, saving water, and organic weed control, contact the Convener Julie Johnston at 629-3811.
Judging Standards
Garden Division
This Division will be judged with reference to the criteria used for the adult categories keeping in mind the age, experience level, and general capabilities of the exhibitor. We focus on the plant’s health and vigour and evidence of due care in planting and watering.
Educational Division
Educational projects need to show evidence of research with an interesting, clean and clear presentation that reflects the knowledge the student has gained through the experience.  The Garden Challenge will be judged by a Master Gardener. Westcoast Chandlers Trophy Donated by Westcoast Chandlers For most points in Garden Division     Gregarious Garden Trophy      Donated by Gregory and Julia Nicholls For most points in the Education Division   Farmers’ Institute Trophy Donated by the Farmers’ Institute For most points overall in Young People’s Agriculture Section K,L,M    

Section K Livestock

SECTION K LIVESTOCK Co-Conveners: Jodi Schamberger, 629-6968      Aaron Campbell  250-486-1140.
Livestock Showcase
In order to maintain the fun and excitement of the traditional “Show Ring” and at the same time present an educational and entertaining program, we encourage more Pender Island farms and young people to show and demonstrate their best animals in the following categories: Cattle ...Beef Cow or Beef Calf (up to 8 mos.), ...........Dairy Cow or Dairy Calf (up to 8 mos.) Donkey Jack, Jenny, or Foal (under 12 mos.) Sheep..Ewe Lamb, Yearling Ewe, Aged Ewe, .............Ram Lamb, Breeding Ram Goat .... Milking Goat, Goat Kid Pig ....Sow, Piglet (under 8 Months) Llama, Alpaca, Horse,Pony, Ostrich, Turkey (see poultry section as well), Peacock A.O.V. Mother and Babies (with written story)
  • Each animal needs to be groomed, prepared for show and exhibited by its owner.
  • It is appreciated if the owners prepare an educational exhibit about each animal with information concerning breed, age, gender, conformation traits, intended use, diet and management factors. It will be posted on the pens.
CLASS YOUNG PEOPLES LIVESTOCK
  • The Pender Island Farmers’ Institute offers a prize of up to $20.00 to each young person entering their best examples of animals and corresponding educational information. Prizes will be for best kept, decorated and educational livestock pen, and judging will also include general condition and cleanliness of livestock and knowledge of the young person about their animal. To be eligible exhibitors must be 15 years of age and under on the day of the fair.  Young people may request a mentor from the Farmers’ Institute to help advise them on the care and preparation of their animals.
  • Please pre-register your animals by August 10 to ensure space.
  • Please bring your animals to the fair grounds between 7:30 am and 9 am on the day of the fair. If you need assistance bringing your animals to the fair please call Jody or Aaron.  The animals will be given a health check by Pender Island veterinarians, Maureen Stone and Gordon Oudman.

Judging Standards

The Livestock showcase is a display and demonstration of livestock.  Exhibitors should present healthy, clean livestock. 4-H Judging Manuals are available for loan (and linked here) by the Farmers’ Institute and online resources are linked on www.pifi.ca for exhibitors who want to learn how to select livestock for show.