Spring Fair Poster Project

The Washington State Fair has worked with the Puyallup School District hosting a Spring Fair poster project since 2008. The project consists of competition in two divisions - second grade and junior high art students. The theme of the 2014 project focused on an artistic look at the Spring Fair.

Judges had a very difficult challenge narrowing down the winning artwork in each division. They awarded the top three students in each division ribbons, and their schools received generous gift cards for art supplies. Each participating school also received a $100 gift card for art supplies.

In addition to the top three winning art pieces in each division, honorable mention art will be on display throughout the Spring Fair, April 10-13, 2014 in the 1st floor of the Pavilion. 
 
Junior high art teachers used this project to teach their students about posters, and the elements necessary to create an easy-to-read and appealing poster. Second grade teachers introduced the project with themed lessons in art and social studies. The lessons culminate with a hands-on art project in which the students demonstrated what they learned by interviewing a family member or friend about their memories of the Fair. They then created brightly-colored posters reflecting these memories of the Spring Fair. Art mediums in both divisions ranged from crayons and colored pencils to oils, watercolors and poster paints.
 
For additional information contact Peggy Watson, Educational Programs Coordinator, at peggy@thefair.com or (253) 841-5134.

2014 2nd Grade Winners

1st Place - Nicole Platt, Woodland Elementary

2nd Place - Mia Keating, Maplewood Elementary

3rd Place - Amelia Philip, Woodland Elementary

Click here to view the full list of winners, including honorable mentions.

2014 Junior High Winners

1st Place - Paola Chua, Aylen Jr. High

2nd Place - Astrid Vander Hoek, Aylen Jr. High

3rd Place - Blake Sanford, Edgemont Jr. High

Click here to view the full list of winners, including honorable mentions.

 

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