Clay County Fair Picks Up Their Most IAFE Awards in Single Year

The Clay County Fair won ten awards during the International Association of Fairs and Expositions 2022 Virtual Awards Show held last week.

Among the honors the Clay County Fair received was their first ever “Best of Division” award for the best overall agricultural program in its division. The Fair got the award thanks to their inaugural FFA Day at this year’s fair on September 13th. The ten awards were the most that the Clay County Fair has won in a single year.

The IAFE awards program allows member fairs to enter competitions based on competitive exhibits, agriculture, sponsorship, non-fair events, and communications. Following submission, entries are judged based on predetermined criteria set forth by IAFE committees.

The Clay County Fair competes in Division 3, which is limited to fairs across the globe with an attendance of between 250-thousand and 500-thousand.

Awards won by the Clay County Fair and Events Center were as follows:

·Agriculture individual photo: Horticulture/Crops, Third Place (photo by Judy Hemphill)

·Agriculture individual photo: Equine, Third Place (photo by Judy Hemphill)

·Any other agricultural program/exhibit, First Place (FFA Day)

·Best Agriculture Entry of Division 3 – FFA Day (overall champion)

·Competitive Exhibit Single Photo, Third Place (photo by Judy Hemphill)

·Television Commercial, Third Place (:30 second TV commercial developed by Caliber Creative)

·Radio Commercial, First Place (:30 second radio spot developed by Caliber Creative)

·Single Sided, Flat Promotional Ad, Second Place (Okoboji magazine ad developed by Caliber Creative)

·Double-sided, Multi-page, or Folded Promotional Ad, Second Place (Fair brochure developed by Caliber Creative)

·Online Advertisements, Third Place (online ads developed by Caliber Creative)



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