Section 12 is now displaying 2017 entry information.

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

 

Chairpersons : Emily Boag, Tina Smith, Jodi Folkes
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. Make inquiries through Committee Members above. No entries to be made through Fair Board Office. No entry fees to be paid.
  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 writing – Classes #1-9 must be sent to the Markham Fair Office, Markham Fair, 10801 McCowan Rd., Markham, Ont. L3P 3J3 no later than June 30th.
    See Item E.
  4. Classes #10-89 are to be brought to the General Exhibits Building on the Markham Fair Grounds (McCowan and Elgin Mills Road) on Friday, September 22nd, 2017, between 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. or on Saturday September 23rd 2017, ,between 9:00 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. sharp.
  5. The student or class name and school must be printed on the back of each entry.
  6. Schools must pick up exhibits between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 1st, 2017, . Alternately, exhibits may be picked up on Monday, October 2nd, 2017, between 4:00 and 5:30 p.m. Exhibits will not be kept after October 9th.
  7. 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.
  8. No tracing or kits allowed.
  9. Each entry (excluding writing Classes) 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.
  10. Work must be done by 1 student
    excluding Classes #10-15 and #89.
  11. No more than six entries per classroom, per category.

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 2017.

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:

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. New!
  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.

Artwork Classes #10 to #89 may be completed at school or at home, Note Rule D.

 

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 Favorite 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 150” New! c

 

Art Classes #16-20:

Please note Rules J and K.
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”.
  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 H, J and K.
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. New!
  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”. New!
  5. Grades 7 and 8 – using three (3) hand drawn pictures, each 8 ½” x 11” draw/design “Musical Instruments Come Alive”.New!

Poster Classes #26 – 31:

Please note Rules J and K.
On paper 11” x 17” or 12” x 18” using any media.

  1. Nursery and Kindergarten – “Healthy Snacks”
  2. Grades 1 and 2 – “Fire Safety”
  3. Grades 3 and 4 – “Street Safety”
  4. Grades 5 and 6 – “Don’t Bully”
  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.

 

NEW! Painting Classes #37- 43:

Please note Rules H, J and K.

  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”.NEW!
  3. Kindergarten, Grades 1 and 2 – A painting using tempera paint – not to exceed 12” x 18”.NEW!
  4. Grades 3 and 4 – A painting using tempera paint – not to exceed 12” x 18”.NEW!
  5. Grades 5 and 6 – A water colour painting-no added borders- not to exceed 12”x18” .NEW!
  6. Grades 7 and 8 – A water colour painting-no added borders- not to exceed 12”x18” .NEW!
  7. Grades 7 and 8 – An acrylic painting – no borders – not to exceed 12” x 18” NEW!

PLASTICINE Classes #44 – 47:

Please note Rules H, J and K.

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

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 or puppet – using any media. Mask eyes must be usable.
  5. Grades 7 and 8 – A handmade mask or puppet – using any media. Mask eyes must be usable.
  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 – Design a screen saver – not to exceed 8 1/2”x 11”.
  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 of a seasonal theme using paper only – not to exceed 12” x 18”.
  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 – K. 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 Canadian Landmark or Artifact out of modeling material. Not to exceed 12” (30 cm)
  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 $200 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