Eugene Weekly : Lane County Fair : 8.13.2009

Finding the Funky at the Fair

Gettin’ Funky at the Fair
Progress and pastimes at the Lane County Fair

Make it Snappy

Beauty and the Beasts 
Animals compete at the County Fair

How Not to Go Green at the Fair


Make it Snappy

Travel photography is one of the categories being judged at the county fair. this photo was shot in jodhpur, india. Photo by Todd Cooper.

Do you feel like Ansel Adams or Annie Liebovitz when you pick up a camera? Here’s your chance for fame and (a little) fortune at the Lane County Fair Photography Contest. The best photos will be prominently on exhibit in the main hall of the fairgrounds.

If you missed the July 31 deadline for entries, you can begin preparing for next year by checking out Click on exhibits, then scroll down below the livestock rules to find out specifics about the photo contest.

Eugene Weekly’s graphic designer and main photographer Todd Cooper is judging the photojournalism entries this year, one of 18 categories in four sections: junior, intermediate, adult and professional. Cash and gift certificates will go to the winners in the nonprofessional sections.

More than two dozen businesses and individuals are contributing cash awards up to $200, gift cer-tificates and digital equipment to this year’s photo contest.

For those age 17 or under, a Youth Photography Contest will be going on the first three days of the Fair. Young photographers are asked to shoot the Fair itself and submit photos by 5 pm Friday, Aug. 21, to the Fair office at 796 W. 13th Ave. Find the rules on the Fair website, or call Justin C. Williams at 343-3195 for more information. — Ted Taylor





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