Fair entry deadline set for Saturday

Get your entries together for the Salmon Arm Fair, and be sure to get registered before the deadline.

  • Aug. 20, 2015 3:00 p.m.

The Salmon Arm Fair will take place Sept. 11 to 13.

Get your entries together for the Salmon Arm Fair, and be sure to get registered before the deadline.

Registration blitz days are on now at the Fair office, in the SASCU Memorial Indoor Arena on the fairgrounds, Aug. 20 and 21 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Call 250-832-0442, or drop in at the fair office, at the front of the arena.

Photography entries

There are some major changes to the entry procedures for the A5 Photography Division at the Salmon Arm Fair, running September 11 to 13.

Although most classes remain the same, (with the addition of new Selfie and Birds of Flight classes), the entry procedure will be quite different this year, more compatible with the majority of other indoor divisions at the Fair.

To register in the Photography Division, return a completed entry form only (no photos yet) and payment to the Fair Office at the Memorial Arena August 20 and 21, 1 to 7 p.m., or Saturday, Aug. 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A Shuswap Photo Arts Club representative will be available for questions Aug. 20 to 22 to help with classes and other explanations, but not to receive entries. Your actual mounted photographs will be dropped off on Wednesday, Sept. 9, between the hours of noon and 7 p.m.

The one-time exhibitor fee for adults is $15, with youth to age 17 at $10. This allows you entry for all three days of the fair.

Each photo entered still is only 50 cents an entry.

It is very important that photographs be mounted securely on a stiff backing or with a mat and a stiff backing.

More details on this, the sizes allowed and other rules are in the fair prize book, or go online at www.salmonarmfair.com. On the home page, click on Classes, and then scroll down to A5 Photography, where you can choose Classes, Entry Form and Judging Standards.

For more information on the photography division at the fair, contact convener Henry Schnell at hatschnell@xplornet.com, or 250-675-3136.

Two new Selfie categories have been added to the A5 Photography Division at the Salmon Arm Fair.

Open to all level of competitors, photos will be judged by the public during the run of the Fair.

Winners of each class receive $25. The two classes are: a photo of an individual person, yourself, in an identifiable North Okanagan/Shuswap setting; and a photo of you and a group of your friends, in an identifiable North Okanagan/Shuswap setting.

To enter the Selfie competition only, email, by Aug. 31, your photo (one megabyte or less) in jpg format to myselie@shuswapphotoarts.com including your name and age.

All qualified photos will be digitally displayed during the Fair. No professionally shot photos.

For further rules and details, please see the Fair Book or go to the Fair website www.salmonarmfair.com, and follow the Classes link to the A5 Photography Division.

Fair fun

This year’s fair includes newcomers the Thundering Impact Drill Team, the ever-popular Shuswap Idol competition and the Just for Kicks dance group.

In addition to the fun on site, have a complete breakfast for $6 at the Seniors Centre on 5th Ave SE from 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Sept. 13.

There will be strawberries, whipped cream, eggs, ham and more.

The theme for this year’s fair is Pioneer Days to Modern Ways!


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