2021 Pre-Fair Judging Information: GUIDELINES

Scheduling & Format: Pre-fair judging will still be held July 19-23 (Mon - Foods and Clothing, Tues - Photography, Wed - Creative Arts and Creative Writing, Thurs - Special Interest, and Fri - Woodworking). We have uploaded all pre-fair schedules below.

Guidelines for Projects: A few other department-specific things to note:

- Foods: Members will bring an actual food sample, are welcome to also bring a photo story (photographs, album, scrapbook, collage, binder, portfolio, display board, any other type of visual display, etc.). Exhibitors will still bring a table setting display, recipe card, and balanced menu per the guidelines.

- Clothing: Exhibitors will wear their outfits themselves.

- Woodworking: Exhibitors will not participate in the hands-on skillathon component of judging this year. The state fair will not have hands-on skillathon.

- Creative Writing: Entries should be submitted to the OSU Extension office by Tuesday, July 6th. At that time, you can sign up for a judging time OR you can call 937-498-7239 (Tuesday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) to schedule your judging time. Judging will be held on Creative Arts day, Wednesday, July 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

Virtual Accommodations: We will offer a virtual judging opporutnity for families who are not comfortable and/or able to attend in-person judging. Exhibitors should still be prepared to be judged during their assigned time slot. As opposed to "manning their judging station," they will be given a Zoom URL to log-in to. A computer will be placed at the station and, when the judge comes around, the exhibitor will visit with the judge and share their project just as they would in person. If so desired, exhibitors can drop project materials off at the Extension Office before July 20 and the JFB will set the actual project display up at the table alongside the computer. For more specific information, please email me at adams.2309@osu.edu if you have not already done so.

Not Seeing Your Name on the Schedule?: If you don't see your exhibitor's name on the schedules posted, please email me at adams.2309@osu.edu so I can identify why they are not on the schedule and figure out which time group to assign them to. If you did not do a Fair Entry via shelbycounty.fairentry.com to indicate your intent to participate in pre-fair judging, you have not been assigned a timeslot.

Scratches: We hate to see you go! But, if you do decide it is necessary to scratch a project, please submit all scratches by the second Friday in July so that we can make necessary changes to the judging schedules well in advance. Scratch form.

Monday, July 19
Foods - Schedule | Guidelines | Scoresheet
Clothing - Schedule | Guidelines | Scoresheet | Narration Card

Tuesday, July 20
Photography - Schedule | Guidelines | Scoresheet

Wednesday, July 21
Creative Arts - Schedule | Guidelines | Scoresheets
Creative Writing - Schedule | Scoresheet 

Thursday, July 22
Special Interest - Schedule | Guidelines | Scoresheets

Friday, July 23
Woodworking - Schedule | GuidelinesScoresheet

Other Events:

Sunday, July 25
Style Revue - Program - Coming soon!

Thursday, July 29
Cloverbuds Share Day - Cloverbud Club Suggested Times