Cover Contest

Title: Door County Fair Premium Book Cover Design Contest

1. Eligibility:

  • The contest is open to all Door County children of School age or younger, involved in a club or youth group. (4-H, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, etc)

  • Participants must have parental or guardian consent to enter.

2. Artwork Specifications:

  • Entries should be original, hand-drawn and computer generated will be accepted

  • Use any drawing or coloring materials, such as colored pencils, markers, crayons, or watercolors.

  • The drawing should be on an 8.5" x 11" white sheet of paper.

  • Each drawing must follow the specified theme, which is exploring

  • Each drawing must include the words “Door County Fair”

  • Must include the current fair year “2024”

4. Submission Deadline:

  • Entries must be submitted by January 26th, 2024.

5. Contact Information:

  • Each entry must include the child's name, age, contact information (parent or guardian's name, email, and phone number), and the youth group he or she belongs to on the submission email. 

6. Entry Limit:

  • Each participant can submit one drawing.

7. Judging Criteria:

  • Two separate winners will be selected (see Prizes) The Junior Fair Cover Winner will be selected by a group of community members with heavy involvement in the Door County Fair. They will be taking the following factors into consideration: creativity, originality, adherence to the theme (exploring), and overall artistic expression.

  • The Open Class Cover winner will be selected by the community via a Facebook display competition. 

8. Submission Method:

  • Entries can be submitted by emailing secretary@doorcountyfair.com, mail to Hilary Heard PO Box 265 Sturgeon Bay WI 54235, or in-person drop-off at the UW Extension Office. Please note a copy will be uploaded to Facebook for some judging. Color distortion may occur because of this. 

9. Prizes:

  • Two winners will be selected

  • Junior Fair Premium Cover - Winner will have artwork displayed on the Front of the Junior Fair Premium Cover for the year 2024. 

  • Open Class Premium Cover - Winner will have artwork displayed on the front of the Open Class Fair Premium Cover for the year 2024.

  • All artwork will be displayed at the 2024 Door County Fair.

10. Copyright:

  • By entering the contest, participants grant The Door County Fair the right to display, reproduce, and distribute the artwork for non-commercial purposes, with credit to the artist.

11. Announcement of Winners:

  • Winners will be announced in March via The Door County Fair Facebook page and Let’s go Door County.

12. Disqualification:

  • Artwork that does not adhere to the rules or displays inappropriate content will be disqualified.

13. Contact:

  • If you have any questions or need clarification on the rules, please contact Hilary Heard secretary@doorcountyfair.com or Candis Dart candis.dart@wis.edu