Changes for 2012 – Increased Best of Divisions Award (Adult) from $25 to $50, increased Best of Show Award (Adult) from $50 to $100, and added a Sweepstakes Award of $100 for entrant with most number of points based upon points for ribbon winners. We also changed the judging from the American System to Danish System for Youth (17 & under) where multiple awards are offered based upon a score. The Junior Best of Divisions and Best of Show Award were increased as well.
[media:20120820181154130 width:0 height:0 border:1 align:auto link:1 alt:0 linksrc:disp]Take In Day – We had numerous volunteers but we still could have used more. The organizers kept it all flowing and we welcomed help from anyone willing to assist. To meet the needs of the community, we offered take in from 9am to 8pm. Volunteers came in earlier and stayed later. It was a LONG but rewarding day.
Print Hanging Day – We started at 9am and very quickly the group got into the groove and started working together like a finely tuned machine. New member Dennis Lust, an interior designer, volunteered and WOW… started us off with hanging black and white and amateur prints. While he couldn’t stay the whole day, you will notice that he visual presentation on the boards is a notch above last year. Thank you Dennis!
Opening Day – It was finally time to share what some of us clerks had been holding in for days… LPA Member Tina Crowe received Best of Show!!! LPA Members Nola Zhang, and Nan Carder also won Best of Division Awards. LPA Member Bill Strait’s daughter won Best of Division for Junior 12 & Under. What a delight to see the big smile on her face as she walked in the door! Many other LPA members received ribbons too! Congratulations to all.
All who signed up to monitor the photo building earned a free pass/parking ticket for every 4 hours volunteered. All who volunteered before AV Fair opening also earned up to 2 passes and parking ticket for every 4 hours volunteered to the AVF through LPA.
We’re going to need your help on Print/Award Pick up Day on Aug 27. Volunteer for one hour or all day. Print pick up starts at 1pm and ends at 8pm. The more volunteers the easier and the more fun for all.
We’re already thinking about 2013 and would like your constructive comments. Please submit comments to your AVF Chair and Co-Chair Douglas Wade firstname.lastname@example.org and/or Sue Craft email@example.com.
Check out the photos taken during AVF on the LPA website under Galleries, AVF, 2012.
And once again, thank you all!
Douglas Wade & Sue Craft
AVF Chair and Co-Chair
Photos by Lyle Trusty