Theme: “How does the Fair make you HAPPY”

The Calvert County Fair Children’s Contest will be welcoming children ages 6 months to 10 years of age as of August 31, 2018. It is our goal to help our contestants gain poise, confidence, build their self-esteem and to have fun through onstage presentations and friendly competition. There is no talent portion to the contest

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In-person Registration Dates:

  • Sunday, September 23rd from 10 am to to 12 pm
  • Monday, September 24th from 6 pm to 8 pm

Rules and Application Process

 General Entry Information:

Applications can be found at: www.calvertcountyfair.com. Contestants must be a residence of Calvert County. Contestants must be 6 months to 10 years of age as of August 31, 2018. Proof of residency is required at the time of registration.

  • Applications that are mailed must be post marked no later than Friday, September 21, 2018.
  • Applications that are emailed and faxed must be in no later than Friday, September 24, 2018
  • Applications that are Dropped-off in person must be received by 12:00 noon on Sunday, September 24, 2018.

Judging:

There will be a panel of judges. All judges for this contest are chosen by the Children’s Contest Committee. Judging will be based on general appearance, personality, dress and confidence. Please no verbal coaching from the audience. Prizes are awarded in each class for all winning contest. The Children’s Contest Committee has the right to combine or divide age groups based on size of groups. All judge’s decisions are final.

Dress:

All participants must be dressed according to the theme “DOWN on the FARM”, let them dress to express the theme, be creative.

Attire should be cute, stylish and show contestant’s personality… age appropriate, fit properly. Make up is allowed but not required. Remember we will be looking for natural beauty and age appropriate makeup and attire. Contestants are allowed to carry simple accessories on stage. If the contestant is wearing a hat, the hat must remain on the contestant’s head and other accessories in their hands. There will not be public restroom access available in the Main Building Hall for changing purposes. Each contestant must come dressed and ready.

Awards:

All contestants will receive a ribbon of participation and a certificate. Winners of each division who place 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th will receive a cash reward with placed ribbons, 1st place winners will also receive a sash, trophy and or crown that the committee has decided on for that year.

Day of the Contest:

All contestants should arrive 15 minutes prior to the time set for each division to appear on stage.

Only ONE (1) Adult Admission ticket will be given for entrance to the fair to accompany contestant in on date of contest.

Only ONE (1) chaperone will be allowed to escort the contestant on to stage. (Only contestants 6 months to 4 years of age may be accompanied by an escort) The escort must be an adult not a child.

The emcee will call each child up on the stage by his / her first name.

We will be taking group pictures for each division after contestants are awarded.

**Parents please remember that this is a contest for the children, the Children’s Contest Committee and the Fair Board will not accept disorderly conduct to include but not limited to: profanity, disrespect to contestant and or committee or Fair Board members, etc. If this shall occur; you and your child will not participate in the Children’s Contest and will be asked to leave.

For more information please contact, Ashley Wilkerson, at our Main Office: (410) 535-0026 or email question to: calcofairchildrenscontest@gmail.com

Completed registration forms and supporting documents can be submitted to:

Email: calcofairchildrenscontest@gmail.com
Mailing Address: PO Box 224, Barstow, Maryland 20610
Fax #: (410) 535-3109

DEADLINE DATES:

  • Applications that are mailed must be post marked no later than Friday, September 21, 2018.
  • Applications that are emailed and faxed must be in no later than Friday, September 24, 2018
  • Applications that are Dropped-off in person must be received by 12:00 noon on Sunday, September 24, 2018.

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Children’s Contest