Fair committee seeks art for premium book cover

The 2012 Yavapai Fair will take place at Tim's Toyota Center in Prescott Valley again this year.

To celebrate the state's centennial, the theme of this year's fair is "Happy 100th Birthday, Arizona! - From the Yavapai Fair."

The fair committee is seeking entries from county K-12 school students for the design of the fair book. The committee will accept one entry per person. All K-12 Yavapai County students (public, charter, private, home schooled, etc.) are eligible. Art must be on 8 1⁄2"x11" paper, be in color, and a portrait orientation (short end up). The best covers have bold colors, outlines, and graphics that are easy to reproduce. Do not put any title type writing on the art because the Yavapai Fair Committee will superimpose the theme over the winning art.

Revised deadline is Wednesday, March 21, the week after spring break. All artists will receive a free fair pass for entering if their art adheres to the theme of the fair. The fair committee will not honor random works of art.

The committee will distribute passes to eligible artists when they are ready for distribution. The committee will return art to students' art teachers after the winner is determined by the superintendents and committee for the Yavapai Fair.

The winning artist will receive $50 for his/her entry and the art department at the school they attend will receive $100 toward art supplies or tools. Runners-up will receive ribbons for their work.

To save time and effort, those who are turning in several classes of work don't need to put the entry form on the back of each piece. However, each piece must have the artist's first and last name and grade on it.

For more information contact Vanessa Martin, cover contest coordinator at 928-636-3232 or 928-710-5536, or email SchoolFineArts@gmail.com.