County fair accepting poster contest entries

The 2019 Ventura County Fair is taking entries for the 10th annual poster contest, which is open to artists in grades five through 12 who reside in Ventura County.

The theme of the 2019 fair is “A Country Fair with Ocean Air” and will serve as the guideline to the imagery.

Artwork may be created in any medium but may not include glitter, metallic paint or three-dimensional objects attached to the artwork. The entry deadline is Fri., April 5.

Entries can be brought to the fairgrounds administration office during office hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays (closed noon to 1 p.m. for lunch), at 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three entries: first prize of $500, second prize of $250 and third prize of $100.

All contestants will receive two admission tickets for fair.

The winning design will be featured on posters, souvenirs, advertisements, social media and other fair promotions. Second and third-place winners will also be used in various applications.

All contest entries will be displayed in the Youth Expo at the fair.

The Ventura County Fair will run from July 31 through Aug. 11.

For contest rules, deadlines and other information, go to or call (805) 648-3376 or email with “Poster Contest” in the subject line.

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