Section 12 – School Children

Section 12 – School Children2018-12-04T14:50:06+00:00
Section 12 is now displaying 2018 entry information.

Extra! :  Poems for Writing Categories. (PDF download)

Chairpersons : Emily Boag, Tina Smith, Jennifer Davidson
email: schoolchildrens@markhamfair.ca

Before entering this section, please refer to the General Rules & Regulations and Additional Rules for
Homecraft
as well as the following:

Entries Must Be Done By Students!

  1. No entries of pre-registrations thorugh Fair Board Office. No Entry fees needed.
  2. All exhibits must be substantial enough to be moved. Please note required size, material and mounting or entry will be disqualified. Please note number of exhibits per classroom.
  3. All Categories are to be brought to the General Exhibits Building on the Markham Fair Grounds (McCowan and Elgin Mills Road) on Friday, September 21st, 2018, between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. or on Saturday September 22nd, 2018, ,between 9:00 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. sharp.
  4. The student or class name and school must be printed on the back of each entry. Please remember one entry per student per category.
  5. Schools must pick up exhibits between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 30th, 2018, . Alternately, exhibits may be picked up on Monday, October 1st, 2018, between 4:00 and 5:30 p.m. Exhibits will not be kept after October 5th.
  6. All exhibits must be made since last year’s Markham Fair and must be the work of the exhibitor. The pupil must be in the grade designated for each category when the work is completed. As of July 1, pupils are considered to be in their new grade. Students in special education classes may compete in the grade level in which they are working.
  7. No tracing or kits allowed.
  8. Each entry must have an entry tag with the school name, and the exhibitor’s first name and last name or initial. Attach tag to the upper right hand corner. Tags available for pick-up at the Fair office 9:00am-4:00pm Monday to Friday. During the month of September hours will be extended until 6:00pm. Contact the office at 905-642-FAIR or e-mail
    schoolchildrens@markhamfair.ca.
  9. Work must be done by 1 student
    excluding Classes #10-15 and #89.
  10. No more than six entries per class, per category.

All categories may be completed at school or at home. Note Rule C.

Prize Money Program – Classes #1 – 85

The Top 12 Schools determined by the school’s number of winning entries will be awarded prize money as follows:

1st – $225.00, 2nd – $200.00, 3rd – $180.00, 4th – $150.00, 5th – $100.00, 6th – $80.00, 7th – $70.00, 8th – $60.00, 9th – $50.00, 10th – $40.00, 11th – $30.00, 12th – $20.00.

The Top 6 Students determined by the student’s number of winning entries will be awarded prize money as follows: 1st – $30.00, 2nd – $26.00, 3rd – $24.00, 4th – $22.00, 5th – $20.00, 6th – $18.00.

Prize ribbons will be awarded in each class for entries in 1st – 6th place.

Spelling Bee information will be sent to schools in
September 2018.

Markham Fair is a great Field Trip; we encourage teachers to bring their classes to the Fair on the Thursday or Friday to view their work and enjoy the rural atmosphere. To help with planning, the Curriculum Resource Planner is
available at: www.markhamfair.ca

Writing Classes #1 – 9:

NEW – Writing categories to be submitted on Sept. 21st or 22nd

Please note Rules C, E, J and K.

  1. Nursery and Kindergarten Printing – “My ABC’s” in
    pencil.
  2. Grade 1 Printing – “Question” in pencil.
  3. Grade 2 Printing – “The Black Bird” by Humbert Wolfe – first 2 verses only – in pencil.
  4. Grade 3 Printing – “The Caterpillar” by Christina Rossetti – in pencil.
  5. Grade 4 Cursive Writing – “Birch Trees” by John Richard Moreland in pencil.
  6. Grade 5 Cursive Writing – “Who Has Seen the Wind” by Christina Rossetti – in pen or pencil.
  7. Grade 6 Cursive Writing – “Mice” by Rose Fyleman – in pen or pencil.
  8. Grade 7 Cursive Writing – “At Husking Time” by Pauline Johnson – in pen or pencil.
  9. Grade 8 Cursive Writing – “O Canada” – French Version – in pen or pencil.

 

Mural Classes #10 – 15:

Not more than one entry per classroom. Paper Size
between 2’ x 4’ and 3’ x 6’. Must Be Group Effort By
Specified Grade Level Children Only.

  1. Nursery – “At the Farm”.
  2. Kindergarten – “In Our Backyard”.
  3. Grades 1 and 2 – “Our Favourite Story(ies)”.
  4. Grades 3 and 4 – “At the Museum”.
  5. Grades 5 and 6 – “An Amusement Park”
  6. Grades 7 and 8 – “Celebrating Canada’s Diversity” New!

 

Art Classes #16-20:

Please note Rules D, I and J.
No Border Allowed. Using any Media

  1. Nursery & Kindergarten Picture-“Bugs! Bugs! Bugs!” -18” x 24”.
  2. Grades 1 and 2 Picture – “Under the Sea” – 18” x 24” or 12” x 18”. New!
  3. Grades 3 and 4 Picture – “In the Jungle” – 11” x 17” or 12” x 18”.
  4. Grades 5 and 6 Picture – “In the Arena” – 11” x 17” or 12” x 18” .
  5. Grades 7 and 8 Picture – Create an original design for a Video Game Cover. 8 ½” x 11”.

Projects Classes #21-25:

Please note Rules D, G, I and J.
Work is to be mounted on one piece of coloured paper.
Not to exceed 18”x24”. No written story.

  1. Nursery, Kindergarten – using two (2) hand drawn pictures, each 8 ½” x 11” – illustrate animals and/or birds.
  2. Grades 1 and 2 – using three (3) hand drawn pictures, each 8 ½” x 11” illustrate “A Life Cycle”.
  3. Grades 3 and 4 – using three (3) hand drawn pictures, each 8 ½” x 11” illustrate “Transportation”.
  4. Grades 5 and 6 – using three (3) hand drawn pictures, each 8 ½” x 11” illustrate “Electronics”.
  5. Grades 7 and 8 – using three (3) hand drawn pictures, each 8 ½” x 11” draw/design “Musical Instruments Come Alive”.

Poster Classes #26 – 31:

Please note Rules D, I and Y.
On paper 11” x 17” or 12” x 18” using any media.

  1. Nursery and Kindergarten – “Healthy Snacks”
  2. Grades 1 and 2 – “Safety Message”
  3. Grades 3 and 4 – “Eco Message”
  4. Grades 5 and 6 – “Showing Kindness”
  5. Grades 7 and 8 – “Free to Be Me”.
  6. Grades 4 to 8 – An advertisement “promoting Canadian Harvest or agriculture” to be judged on impact, originality and workmanship. Note: Awards Section.

Figure Drawing #32-36:

Drawn lengthwise on paper 11” x 17” or 12” x 18”.

Must be complete, head to foot, real life human figure with face showing. No superheroes accepted. No Backgrounds.
No borders please. Any media.

  1. Nursery and Kindergarten – A figure drawing.
  2. Grades 1 and 2 – A figure drawing.
  3. Grades 3 and 4 – A figure drawing.
  4. Grades 5 and 6 – A figure drawing.
  5. Grades 7 and 8 – A figure drawing.

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Painting Classes #37- 43:

Please note Rules D, G, I and J.

  1. Nursery and Kindergarten – A finger painting – no border -approximately 12” x 18”.
  2. Kindergarten and Grade 1—A fruit or vegetable print design – no border – approximately 12” x 18”.
  3. Kindergarten, Grades 1 and 2 – A painting using tempera paint – not to exceed 12” x 18”.
  4. Grades 3 and 4 – A painting using tempera paint – not to exceed 12” x 18”.
  5. Grades 5 and 6 – A water colour painting-no added borders- not to exceed 12”x18” .
  6. Grades 7 and 8 – A water colour painting-no added borders- not to exceed 12”x18” .
  7. Grades 7 and 8 – An acrylic painting – no borders – not to exceed 12” x 18” NEW!

PLASTICINE Classes #44 – 47:

Please note Rules D, G, I and J.

  1. Grades 1 and 2 – A 3D scene, using plasticine only, mounted on a firm base. Not to exceed 12” (30cm) any side.
  2. Grades 3 and 4 – A 2D picture on a plate (paper, plastic or styrofoam) using Plasticine only.
  3. Grades 5 and 6 – A 2D picture on a plate (paper, plastic or styrofoam) using Plasticine only.
  4. Grades 7 and 8 – A 2D picture on a plate (paper, plastic or styrofoam) using Plasticine only.

Classes #48-75

Please note Rules A to K.

No entries to be made through the Fair office

  1. Nursery and Kindergarten – A mask – using a paper or styrofoam plate . Eyes must be usable.
  2. Grades 1 and 2 – A paper bag puppet.
  3. Grades 3 and 4 – A handmade mask or puppet – using any media. Mask eyes must be usable.
  4. Grades 5 and 6 – A handmade mask – using any media. Mask eyes must be usable. NEW!
  5. Grades 7 and 8 – A handmade mask – using any media. Mask eyes must be usable. NEW!
  6. Grades 4 to 6 – An oil pastel picture – on 11”x17” or 12” x 18”.
  7. Grades 1 and 2 – A Community Helper(s) postcard – 5” x 7” or 5 1/2 “ x 8 1/2 “.
  8. Grades 3 and 4 – Design a Markham Fair postcard. 5” x 7” or 5 1/2 “ x 8 1/2 “.
  9. Grades 5 and 6 – An Around the World postcard. 5” x 7” or 51/2” x 8 1/2”.
  10. Grades 7 and 8 – An ‘Old Days, New Ways’ postcard not to exceed 8 1/2 x 11” NEW!.
  11. Nursery, Kindergarten, Grade 1 – Make and decorate a wearable party hat using any media. NEW!
  12. Grades 3 and 4 -Make a Superhero Bookmark.
  13. Grades 4 to 8 – Three to five handmade flowers displayed in a small container (no kits).
  14. Kindergarten to Grade 3 – Create a self supporting person, animal or bird made of recycled materials – not to exceed 15” (38 cm) overall. NEW!
  15. Grades 5 to 8 – Design a cell-phone case on paper 3”x 5”. NEW!
  16. Grades 2, 3 and 4 – A cut (or torn) and paste picture using paper only – not to exceed 12” x 18”. NEW!
  17. Grades 5 and 6 – A black and white drawing of one or more animals or birds – not mounted – not to exceed 12” x 18” .
  18. Grades 7 and 8 – A black and white drawing of one or more animals or birds – not mounted – not to exceed 12” x 18”.
  19. Grades 5 and 6 – A black and white drawing of only one building – not mounted – not to exceed 12” x 18”.
  20. Grades 7 and 8 – A black and white drawing of only one building – not mounted – not to exceed 12” x 18” .
  21. Nursery, Kindergarten, and Grade 1 – A picture using fabric and yarn only – not to exceed 12” x 18” .
  22. Grades 2 to 3 – A picture using fabric and yarn only – not to exceed 12” x 18” .
  23. Grades 5 to 8 – An original 3-6 frame comic strip – not to exceed 8 1/2” x 11”.
  24. Grades 5 to 8 – A sculpture using wire only – self supporting – not to exceed 15” (38cm) any side.
  25. Kindergarten, Grades 1 to 4 – Create a picture on cardboard using found natural materials – not to exceed 8 1/2” x 11”.
  26. Nursery, Kindergarten, Grades 1 to 4 – A refrigerator magnet.
  27. Grades 5 to 8 – A refrigerator magnet.
  28. Kindergarten, Grades 1 and 2 – A collage of food pictures on a plate (paper, plastic or styrofoam) using flyer or magazine pictures.

Classes #76-89—Open to all Grades:

Please note Rules A – J. No entries to be made through Fair Office.

  1. One animal made from an evergreen cone or cones using limited decoration.
  2. A 3D Plasticine farm animal family (one species) on a firm base. Note: Awards Section.
  3. Make a pencil holder – not to exceed 12” (30cm).
  4. A small sculpture using any medium, excluding plasticine. Limited to 5” (12.7cm). Mounted on a firm base. NEW!
  5. One decorated functional flower pot (empty) – not to exceed 8” (20.5cm) overall.
  6. Using small rocks, make a rock star or band. Mounted on a firm base.
  7. A popsicle stick creation- not to exceed 10” (25.4cm) overall. NEW!
  8. Using a shoebox, create a diorama of a natural habitat. Open on one side. Handmade or natural contents only. Note: Awards Section
  9. Make a musical instrument.
  10. Make a model of a Canadian Landmark. Not to exceed 12” (30 cm) NEW!
  11. Miniature scarecrow – self supporting – not to exceed 18” (45.5cm) in any direction. Note: Awards Section
  12. Make a farm machine out of modelling material. Not to exceed 12”
  13. Paint a face on a harvest vegetable.

Open Scarecrow Category #89:

Must be self supported and Work Of Student Or
Students Only.

  1. Scarecrow – one only – Note: Awards Section.

Awards:

Howard Cosburn Memorial- Trophy: Top School.

(Additional cash award)

First Student Canada: -Trophy: Top Student.

Boag Family Award- Trophy: Best in Show of Classes #76-88. (Additional $25.00 cash award).

Girl Guides Of Canada – Trophy: Best Scarecrow #89

Mastermind Toys- Trophy: Best in Show

for Nursery, Kindergarten, Grades 1 to 4.

Unionville Shoppers Drug Mart – Trophy:

Best in Show for Grades 5 to 8.

Murray Brown Construction- Trophy: Best Miniature Scarecrow #86. (Additional $25.00 cash award).

Helen & Maurice Hamill Memorial – Trophy:

Category #31 (Additional $25.00 cash award).

Lionel’s Pony Farm – Trophy: Category #77

Markham Printing – Trophy:

Best in Show of Mural Classes #10-15.

Green Acres Outdoor Education Centre –

-Trophy: Category #83

7 Comments

  1. Anonymous September 11, 2012 at 11:10 pm - Reply

    Thanks for your quesiton/comment: Look at Categories 30-79, note the arrival date of your exhibit from Friday at 3:30- 5:30 or Saturday from 9:00AM to 10:10PM. No entry form is required for these categories.

  2. Judy September 7, 2013 at 11:56 am - Reply

    Hello,
    Do schools fill out entry forms? If so, on which day are they due to the Fair office? Also, are all submissions displayed at the Fair or just the winners?
    My Kindies are very excited about participating!
    Many thanks,
    Judy

    • aaddmmiinnIztr8r September 20, 2013 at 9:55 am - Reply

      Hi Judy, Thanks for our comment/question. There is no entry form for School Children’s Section 12. There are entry tags that must be filled out and stapled to each piece of art. These tags can be picked up at the Markham Fair main office the week before the fair and can be filled out when you drop your artwork off.

      Due to space and the number of entries, we are unable to hang each and every piece of artwork we receive. However, each piece of artwork is photographed and loops on television screens throughout the School Children’s section.

      We look forward to seeing your entries!

  3. Lindsey September 8, 2013 at 12:21 am - Reply

    I have a question about #76. Does the shoebox have to ONLY be open on one side or can it be open from the top and the side? Just easier access if the top can be open too. Thanks.

    • aaddmmiinnIztr8r September 20, 2013 at 10:24 am - Reply

      Hi Lindsey, Having 2 sides of the box open (the lid and one side) would be acceptable – as long as the box is still sturdy. The box will be moved around a lot during set-up and judging so stability must be considered. Thanks for you question. If you have any other comments or questions please feel free to e-mail our section directly at schoolchildrens@markhamfair.ca

  4. Stephanie September 16, 2013 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    Which of these categories can children enter in if they do not go to school in Markham? We live in Richmond Hill.
    Thanks,

    • aaddmmiinnIztr8r September 18, 2013 at 8:55 am - Reply

      Hi Stephanie, Thanks for your comment. They are welcome to enter any of the categories in Section 12 if they are still in elementary school.

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