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Piece that yard junk together in a sculpture. Here’s an example of one such sculpture photographed by junrong/Shutterstock.com.

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – The challenge is out! The Fremont County Fair 101st fair theme is “Kids, Kritters and Kool Knights!” in 2014.  But a new county fair contest, “Saluting our Kool Farmers and Ranchers” was just announced. “We are challenging you and your creativity to turn your farm yard junk into “kool, kreative works of art,” for Fremont County bragging rights and a grand prize of $600 Dollars,” according to a news release from Barney Cosner, fair director.

Hundreds, maybe thousands of pieces of iron and steel welded together on a self-supported frame makes for a highly creative work of art.  Old wrenches, nuts and bolts, discarded wire cutters, abandoned padlocks, an old wood pencil, a hammer head and even saw blades could be added for the body of a masterpiece, the release indicated.  ”A spade (shovel) makes up a face and two large eyes formed from ball bearings, left over wood from a barn or fence, so don’t be afraid to use all available materials, so be kreative.”

Fair officials urge those kool artists out there to start working on a sculpture and enter the 101st fair.  The junk art will be placed on display throughout the fairgrounds during the annual fair, July 28 –August 2, 2014.

The special sculpture / art work may be offered for sale, with a written, set price listed or the piece may be donated to the Friends of the Fremont County Fair.

This will be a great way to show off multiple skills and compete with other Fremont County farmers and ranchers for bragging rights. The only specific requirement is the sculpture must be self-supported and easily moved with a fork lift.

LIMIT: One entry per exhibitor name (may be a business; group or individual)

Entry Fee: Compliments of FC Fair Board

Entry Form Due: Monday, JULY 14

Sculpture received on grounds: Friday, July 25 or Saturday, July 26, 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Agri Center Building.

Judging closes: 6:00 p.m., Friday, August 1, 2014.

One Grand Prize of $600.00

Enter:  Dept.13  Division 1303  Class 001                      Farm Yard Junk Sculpture

 SCORECARD for Sculpture Judging

Originality……………………………. 25%

Design………………………………… 25%

Workmanship……………………….. 25%

People’s Choice…………………….. 25%

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