SEPTEMBER 7 to 10 2023 - Phone: (905) 983-9510 - Email: [email protected]
Amassador competition 16-17
dairy 2
chainsaw carver 2
grace goat
Demo Cross


** (Please do not include entries from this Prize List on the Fair entry forms attached with the Fair Exhibitors book) **


Chairpersons: Gail McKenzie 905-983-9542 or Heather Qualtrough 905-983-1066

Committee Members: Anne Cawker, Helen Cartier, Linda Hansen, Spencer Jones, Christina Kelderman, Michelle McKelvie, lan McKenzie, Julie Plath, Megan Snoxall, Sharon and David Staples, Andrea Wallis

Entry Rules

  1. All exhibits must be the work of the exhibitor, and not previously shown at this Exhibits must have entry tags signed by a teacher or parent who supervised the work.
  1. Elementary & high school exhibitors shall enter in grade categories as of June 1st, 2022.
  2. No exhibit shall compete in more than one class and no exhibitor may make more than one entry in any one
  3. Exhibits may be placed in the arena in the Elementary Section between 3:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 7, 2022, and Thursday, September 8 before 10:00 a.m. and remain until 4:00 p.m. Sunday, September 11, 2022.
  4. All entries must be entered online with AssistExpo. An entry tag may be picked up at the Fair building when you bring in your entries   on September 7th or 8th,
  5. For any questions or for assistance, call: Gail McKenzie at 905-983-9542 or email [email protected].
  1. Please follow all restrictions (i.e., size, numbers etc.) carefully and have your entry tags properly filled out and firmly attached in order to avoid being
  2. No advance entry required for the school prize

Please note: If other things beyond the school prize list are of interest to junior exhibitors (17 and under), please check out the complete Orono Fair Exhibitors Book.

Check out areas such as the pet show, culinary arts, cultural expressions, various animal classes, vegetables & fruit, plants & flowers, art, woodworking and others.

Junior exhibitors are exempt from paying the membership fee but must fill out an entry form and send it to the fair secretary. The society will assign a membership number which will be used on the exhibition tags in all classes EXCEPT the school list. Please find information under Exhibitor Registration Procedures and each of the categories.

The Fair Board will not be responsible for work left after 5:00pm Sunday, September 11th.

Parents’ & Teachers’ Note: Please assist your students to observe size restrictions and directives i.e., printing vs. writing, Individual work only, except in science projects.


*****Space must be reserved**** by emailing Gail McKenzie before August 31st [email protected] or call 905-983-9542. Leave a message with school and contact name and phone number/email address.

  1. Display area: Board 8’ by 4’ with table space below
  2. Display of Daily School Work and activities, i.e. printing/ writing, art, posters, crafts, projects etc., special events. What are you doing that makes your school special?
  3. Each display must include school name
  4. Pupil’s work entered in any of the elementary school classes for judging are NOT to be included in the actual school Teachers or parent assistants may bring student work for judging when you bring your display.
  5. Displays do not require that the student completing the work be named, if as a school you wish to display the student’s name, you

Must be arranged by teachers/helpers on Wednesday Sept 7th before 8:00pm and removed promptly but not before 4:00 pm on Sunday, September 11th.

Please note: 2022 Fair Theme: “Small Town with a Big Heart”

Note also:  IN ALL categories, work may be entered in English or French.


(Display Only)

Ribbons will be given to exhibitors.

  1. Drawing; theme “Bugs, Bugs, Bugs 1a. Hand or Footprint art.
  1. Creation using, playdough, modeling clay, etc
  2. My favourite craft, (your choice)
  3. Decorated paper plate, i.e., face, clock, mask,
    4a. Largest Maple Leaf


Prizes: $1.50; $1.25; $1.00; $.75

  1. Paper bag
  2. Creation or drawing – Canadian Themed i.e. flag,

animal, symbol

  1. Cut and Paste picture using shapes – not to exceed 30cmx 45cm
  2. Toilet Paper roll creation
  3. Mask i.e., paper plate, bag
  4. Creation or picture showing a
  5. Drawing of “me”
  6. Your favourite

13a. Pipecleaner creation i.e., spider, butterfly, or others.

13b. Flower created using any material (Suggestions; marshmallows, bread tags, cheerios, etc.)

GRADE 1 and 2

Prizes: $1.50; $1.25; $1.00; $ .75

  1. Grade 1 – Printing in pencil using lined M is for Maple, our national leaf, and the Sugar and the Silver that thrive in the East.
  1. Grade 2 – Printing in pencil using lined

G stands for grain

and the valleys of wheat

that ripple through the prairies in the dry, summer heat.

16a. Create a picture, using shapes (circles, squares, triangles, etc.)

16b. Create a picture (any media) that suggests movement

  1. General Artwork drawing, colouring, painting
  2. Child as author – story, Journal entry with or without picture.
  3. Make a lamb out of marshmallows, display on a paper plate.
  4. Display of fruits and/or vegetables using any modeling media, ie modeling clay, plasticene
  5. A
  6. Create a card or poster titled “Welcome Fall”
  7. Drawn Postcard of Community Helper(s) Size approximately 3” X 5” 24. Any schoolwork not listed.

GRADE 3 and 4

Prizes: $1.50; $1.25; $1.00; $ .75

  1. Grade 3 -Cursive Writing, or Printing in pencil using lined paper

This land is your land, This land is my land,

From Bonavista, to Vancouver Island,

From the Arctic Circle, to the Great Lake waters, This land was made for you and me.

  1. Grade 4-Cursive Writing, or Printing in pencil on lined paper

O Canada!

Our home and native land!

True patriot love in all of us command.

Car ton bras sait porter l’épée,

Il sait porter la croix!

  1. Social Studies or Science Project.
  2. Print making – any media – not to exceed 30 cm. x 45
  3. Create a picture (any media) using only warm colours and/or cool colours
  4. A piece of artwork demonstrating “Foreground, Middle ground and Background”.
  5. Write new song lyrics for the Frère Jacques”,” Are You Sleeping” on a theme of anything Canadian either en Français or in English
  6. Child as author — story or journal
  7. Artwork depicting all 4 seasons.
  8. 3D creation or model

35     A Poster or Project on something or someone Canadian i.e. Person, Place, Thing.

36a Artwork depicting the style of a particular artist, with the skill and characteristics and the artists name you are trying to portray.

36b Any school work not listed.

GRADES 5 and 6

Prizes: $1.50; $1.25; $1.00; $ .75

  1. Artwork displaying perspective, (i.e. appearance of distance and/or depth).
  2. An original 3 to 6 frame comic
  3. Poster or Project re “someone or something

Canadian i.e. Person, Place, Thing

  1. Cursive Writing (or Printing) in pen or pencil using lined

In Flanders Fields by John McCrae 1872 – 1918

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place, and in the sky, The larks, still bravely singing, fly, Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the dead; short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe! To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high! If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders fields.

  1. Drawing focusing on the Element of Line
  2. Child as author i.e. your speech, a book report, a story
  3. Create a design i.e., patterning, transformations, or tessellations
  4. Any project: from subject areas Science, Social Studies or French
  1. Poetry, any style, composed by student, printed on computer.

46    Any school work not listed.

GRADES 7 and 8

Prizes: $2.00; $1.75; $1.50; $1.25

  1. Draw or paint a picture using repetition of line and/or colour to create rhythm
  2. A pen and ink
  3. Artwork; any medium in the style of a famous artist or art Movement i.e., Van Gogh or Impressionism
  1. Portrait of a person
  2. French project; i.e. poster, comic strip, written assignment etc. (Ecrive en Francais)
  1. A project “A great Canadian Person, Place or Historical Event”
  1. Create a drawing in ‘perspective’ or a scaled image
  2. Cursive Writing

“That’s Canada to Me” by Mike Ulmer

From Atlantic to Pacific, from St. John’s to B.C., there’s a place like no other, that’s Canada to me. We are new maples growing tall, our roots cross time and seas,

to countries all the world around, that’s Canada to me. We weren’t the first to walk this land, it’s written in history that Natives helped newcomers live, that’s Canada to me.

Our flag is red, then white, then red, we all take pride to see different colours standing side by side, that’s Canada to me.

We all feel the winter’s frosty bite and summer’s welcome breeze.

We love the land, canoes and camps, that’s Canada to me.

So meet me where the Mounties ride and lighthouses line the sea.

Where hockey’s king, and kindness lives, that’s Canada to me.

  1. Geography or Science assignment: i.e. mapping project, or cell diagram etc.
  1. Media Literacy Project: Either hard copy or i.e. advertisement in form or commercial, brochure, video etc.
  1. Any school work not


Prizes: $2.00; $1.75; $1.50; $1.25

High School students should also refer to the complete fair prize list for areas to enter.

  1. ART Grade 9 – 12: Artwork – any media 2D or 3D
  2. WOODSHOP Grade 9 – 12: A small woodworking project i.e. box, treasure chest etc.
  1. Science: project or model: i.e. optical device, model of cell or heart etc.
  1. GEOGRAPHY / HISTORY i.e. Map of Canada or Poster, Trench Systems
  2. French project: i.e. scrapbook or other item
  3. Fashion/ sewing – Small article of sewing i.e. pincushion, apron, top, quilt, sock monkey etc.

64: Poetry Composed by student

  1. Brochure any subject
  2. Essay or Book review
  3. Poster
  4. Invent a board game / game
  5. Media literacy project: Preferably hard copy, may be digital. i.e., power point, commercial etc.
  1. For LLS students only: A) artwork B) project of choice


Note: All food items to be displayed on sturdy paper/plastic plates and in a clear plastic bag.

(Open to Kindergarten to Grade 8). Prizes: $2.50; $2.25; $2.00; $1.75

** Baking may be picked up Saturday, September 7th at 5:00 p.m. **

Where there are 8 or more entries, these will be divided into the following grades: K-4 and 5 – 8.

  1. Design your own video game cover i.e., Minecraft, Mario Brothers or an original game
  2. 3D item: i.e., paper sculpture or wire, popsicle sticks, soap sculpture
  3. Pretzel creation – Displayed on a paper plate
  4. Grow your own crystals in a small i.e. from salt, sugar, borax etc. No purchased kits.
  1. Design a bracelet or necklace
  2. A homemade kite, may be decorated in any
  3. 3 to 5 handmade flowers displayed in a
  4. Decorate a wooden spoon
  5. Craft made with coffee filters.
  6.  Grade K – 4: A handmade Alphabet Booklet of at least 5  hand-drawn, named, Ontario grown fruits and/or vegetables.

81    Grade 5 – 8: Collage of 10 different ways to use Milk with pictures, and a recipe for one of the items.

  1. Inukshuk – Not to exceed 30 cm. in any **MUST be securely constructed.
  1. Collection of Environmental items attractively arranged and labeled. i.e. leaves, rocks, cones, wildflowers etc.

84    a. Grade K – 4: Make a Sensory Bottle. Maximum 2 litre bottle.

  1. Grade 5 – 8: Make a Sensory Board Maximum size 30cm. X 45cm.
  2. Make a collage showing farm animals raised in Clarington/ Durham County
  3. Your favourite brownies iced, 2 on a plate.
  4. Painting not to exceed 30 x 45 cm i.e. landscape, portrait or still life
  5. Create something useful from a recycled
  6. Lego models or similar products: Theme “In The Arena” i.e. fair, sports, beyblades etc. (Note: must be an original design – any use of purchased kits is forbidden). No more than 38cm. in any direction.
  1. A homemade item: i.e., birdfeeder/bird house, Kubcar, doll, stuffed animal, etc.
  1. Tie dye a T-shirt.
  2. Freestanding or relief Plasticene, playdough or polymer clay sculpture. Theme: Farm animals
  3. Build a tractor with candy



Sponsored by Orono Horticultural Society

Prizes: $1.50; $1.25; $1.00; $ .50

  1. Flower Pie” – Cut flowers inserted into a wet sand base. (pie plate)
  2. “A Garden Ornament decorated or painted using stone, metal or wood etc.”
  3. “Country Fair” A bouquet in a jar.
  4. “Found Treasures on a Walk”, minimum of 3 items, suitably displayed. Note: Home grown flowers, wildflowers, grasses, cones, seeds, nuts, vegetables etc. may be used for these competitions.

Prize money: 1st $7.00, 2nd $5.00, 3rd $3.00.

Donated by Gail McKenzie

Categories: “Understanding Nature”

  1. A poster to illustrate “Act Locally, Think Globally”. Illustrate 5 ways we can each help stop environmental damage. It will be judged on originality of ideas and the quality of
  2. A poster to illustrate how bees help us.
  3. Make An Emergency Car Kit in a shoebox. i.e., safety items, keep busy kit etc.


Donated by Margaret Henderson.

Prize money: 1st $7.00, 2nd $5.00, 3rd $3.00. Gingerbread House, Decorated (hint – graham wafers, wafer cookies, pretzel sticks work well).

101) Grades K – 4

102) Grades 5 – 8


Prize donation from Apple Blossom Flowers – Yvonne Maitland

Create a mosaic or creative article from natural items, i.e.: seeds, cones, pressed flowers etc.

  1. Grades K – 4
  2. Grades 5 – 8

STUTT’S PHARMACY SPECIAL Donated by Ray Bishay, Orono

Prize money: 1st $7.00, 2nd $5.00. 3rd $3.00.

“Using a shoe box, create a diorama of a natural habitat open on one side, made with handmade and/or natural materials only.”

  1. Grades K-4
  2. Grades 5-8


Prize money: 1st $8.00, 2nd $6.00, 3rd $4.00, 4th $2.00

Artwork depicting a “Historic Orono Landmark” or

“A fair Memory From the Past”.  Please title this and/or give a brief explanation.

  1. Grades K – 4
  2. Grades 5 – 8
  3. Highschool


James Insurance Special

Donated by James Insurance Service Broker – Eleanor Dammant

$10. for boy and girl with the highest number of points in each of the designated class divisions. Must have at least 2 winning entries.

  2. TOP BOY