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391 ideas for the theme were sent in. The ideas were centered around the word chickens.
After reviewing the entries, Marketing Manager Wendy Bozigian remarked, “Once again our community stepped up and participated in our annual Fair theme contest. We received some really creative and funny theme entries that always make it a challenge when selecting a winner. Nonetheless, the Board of Directors selected the entry submitted by Steve Paine of Palmdale, as this year’s winner.”
The criterion for entries was that each theme submitted is 5 words or less centered on chickens, but not necessarily using the word chicken in the theme.
His phrase, “Poultry in Motion!” followed theme criteria and captures the essence of what the Fair experience is all about. When told of his winning entry, Paine exclaimed, “I won? This is crazy, I’m honored!” Originally from Orange County, Paine resides in Palmdale and is a staff writer for the Valley Life section of the Antelope Valley Press newspaper.
When asked how he came up with his winning theme he said he was inspired by seeing the Fair 2013 theme artwork on a Lamar Advertising billboard on his daily commute to work.
When he found out what the theme topic was he started playing with words and equated the work, “motion” with the movement and excitement at the Fair and then added the play on words with “poultry”.
Bozigian added, “This theme fits so well with our agricultural roots and pays homage to the farming community here in the Antelope Valley.
It also provides Maby Hernandez, our graphic designer, flexibility in creating the artwork to illustrate this theme for 2014.”
Paine will ride in the 2014 AV Fair parade on August 16th as a VIP, receive two tickets to all Fair 2014 concerts and arena entertainment, a season parking pass and will be recognized at the annual “Kick-Off” (Volunteer Appreciation) dinner held in July 2014.
Additionally, the winner receives passes to the 10th Annual A.V. Fair Bridal Show on January 12, 2014, the 26th Annual Home Show, March 21-23, 2014 and the 10 day Fair beginning on August 15 through August 24, 2014 to see “Poultry in Motion!”
Antelope Valley Fair & Alfalfa Festival
August 15 – August 24, 2014
“Poultry in Motion!”
Story Courtesy of Antelope Valley Fairgrounds and SCVNews.
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Source: Santa Clarita News