CREATIVE ARTS IS GOING VIRTUAL!
With today’s cancellation announcement of the 2020 Western Fair, we are pleased to share that our team is working to transition some of our fair prize book competitions to virtual competitions to keep the fair’s competitive spirit alive, until we can all be together again in 2021!
While we iron out the details, please see below some answers to some of the questions you might have regarding fair competitions, entries, and this year’s Virtual Western Fair.
I STARTED AN ENTRY ALREADY FOR THIS YEAR, CAN I USE IT NEXT YEAR?
Our prize book for the 2020 Western Fair will stay as is for the 2021 Fair, so anyone who has started an item for this year’s categories (example quilting), can continue their projects, and will be able to enter the item into the 2021 Fair.
WILL ALL COMPETITIONS BE GOING VIRTUAL?
At this point in time we will be selecting a few competitions to go virtual, these categories will be entered by completing your project/entry and submitting a photo to be judged. The categories selected will be fun and easy for the most part, to ensure anyone can participate from home, and that our team will be able to provide a fair & fun experience for all.
HOW WILL YOU BE JUDGING ONLINE?
Our team is working through the competitions that we currently have and will be determining those that will work best online. These competitions will be posted soon, so stay tuned, you won’t want to miss a chance to compete in your community and win great prizes!
I’M NOT TECH SAVVY, CAN I MAKE MY ENTRY IN PERSON?
At the present time, we are not able to offer in-person entries due to restrictions in place by the Ontario government to stop the spread of COVID-19. Once our virtual competitions are announced, we will also provide a phone number and email for entrants to call where we can provide some virtual remote assistance.
HOW DO I ENTER ONLINE?
Entries will be done via a website and photos can be cell phone pictures of your item, uploaded to the site. More details will follow soon.
WHEN WILL THIS VIRTUAL COMPETITION BE ANNOUNCED?
Please stay tuned for details in the coming weeks.