The Merced County Fair is looking for the best graphic design to illustrate the 2012 fair's theme, "Cows Just Wanna Have Fun."
The creator of the winning logo design will be awarded a $500 prize. The deadline to turn in entries is Friday, Sept. 23 at 3 p.m.
The next fair is June 13-17, 2012.
The fair's board of directors will select the first-, second- and third-place graphic design winners at their Oct. 10 board meeting. All eligible entries will be assigned a number for judging. The numbered entries will be reviewed by the fair's marketing/promotions committee before the winning entries are selected by the fair board. The entrants' names won't be revealed until after the winners are picked. The second and third place winners will each receive a pair of season passes to the fair.
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To enter the contest, artists may use any medium and submit a maximum of three entries on 8 1/2 by 11-inch paper. All entries become the Merced County Fair's property and won't be returned to the artists. The winning entry may be altered for marketing purposes.
Entries may be submitted to the fairgrounds office, 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way or mailed to the Merced County Fair, 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Merced CA. 95341. Submissions should include the entrant's name, address and phone number and a copy of the following statement with your signature: "The logo entry (entries) are the artist's own original, artistic creation and intellectual property."
For more information, call the fair office at (209) 722-1507.