SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Fairgoers wanting to enter the 2009 Dog Photo Contest and the Baby Photo Contest need to act quickly if they are going to take part this year. The final day entries will be accepted is Aug. 1.
Photo applications either must be postmarked or delivered to the Emmerson Building by Aug.1. The Emmerson Building is located on Main Street, north of Ethnic Village, and open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Because Aug. 1 is Saturday, when the building is not open, fairgoers wanting to submit entries in person should do so before the end of the work week. Mail entries should be sent to: Illinois State Fair, Emmerson Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds, P.O. Box 19427, Springfield, Ill., 62794-9427.
Submitted photos must be 5” x 7” in size with a 7” x 9” poster board behind it. All photos also must be in full color. There are two categories in the dog photo contest: cutest dog and craziest dog costume. The baby photo contest winners will be selected in various categories based on age.
All baby photos submitted will be on display daily at Kids Korner, which is located on Main Street in the south end of the Emmerson Building. All dog photos will be on display in the Gate 2 area, which is located at the corner of Sangamon Ave. and Peoria Road. The winners of these contests will be announced prior to the start of the 2009 Illinois State Fair.
For more information, call (217) 785-9064. The Illinois State Fair will be held Aug. 14-23.