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Clay County Fair receives six honors

Thursday, December 6, 2012

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The Clay County Fair, which annually draws more than 300,000 people to Spencer for the best in agriculture and commercial exhibits, vendors, shows, food and fun, received six awards at the IAFE Convention.
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The Clay County Fair received six awards from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) at the 122nd Annual IAFE Convention held last week in Las Vegas.

The IAFE awards program allows member fairs to enter competitions based on competitive exhibits, agricultural education, sponsorships and communications. The entries are evaluated and judged by teams of industry leaders.

For the awards program, the more than 3,000 member fairs of the IAFE are split into five categories based on attendance. The Clay County Fair competes in Division 3, which is limited to fairs across the globe with an attendance of 250,000-500,000.

The Clay County Fair claimed the following awards:

- Second Place - "Competitive Exhibit Photo Series," Competitive Exhibits Awards. The series of photos, taken by fair photographer Judy Hemphill featuring the $1,000 Cinnamon Roll Contest, finished behind an entry from the North Dakota State Fair.

- Second Place - "Agricultural Photo Series," Agriculture Awards. The series of photos, taken by fair photographer Judy Hemphill featuring the 4-H dairy goat show, finished behind an entry from the Kansas State Fair.

- Second Place - "Brochure/Flyer Series," Hall of Honor Communications Awards. The Fair's entry of the new daily pocket guides finished behind an entry from the Missouri State Fair.

- Second Place - "Radio Ads," Hall of Honor Communications Awards. The Fair's radio commercials finished behind an entry from the North Dakota State Fair.

- Third Place - "Competitive Exhibit Display Photo," Competitive Exhibits Awards. The photo, taken by fair marketing manager Rebecca Peters, featured the corn display in the Agriculture Building.

- Third Place - "Poster," Hall of Honor Communications Awards. The Fair's entry of the "Discover the Greatest" official poster finished behind entries from the North Dakota State Fair and Kansas State Fair.

Clay County Fair Manager Jeremy Parsons, who currently serves as vice chair of the IAFE Young Professionals Initiative steering committee, received recognition as a McKoy Scholarship recipient. McKoy Scholarships, named after State Fair of Texas CEO Errol McKoy, are given to students enrolled in the IAFE Institute of Fair Management.



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