There will be nine classes (categories) for FTF county fair projects to be entered into:
-Textiles (includes sewing, knitting, crochet, embroidery, quilts)

-Arts and Crafts


-Food Preparation/Preservation (any food items – will also be judged on "taste")


-Creative Writing


-Displays and Centerpieces

-Other (Miscellaneous)


Project registration times:  On Friday afternoon during 2007 FTF registration, there will be a table set up with the Exhibitor Entry Forms and Entry tags available for participants to pick up and complete prior to bringing and setting up their projects.  Actual project registration and set-up will be Friday evening between 9 and 10 p.m. and then again Saturday morning between 7 and 9 a.m.





  1. Every exhibitor must complete an Entry Form listing details (indicate class or category from above as well as a brief description of the project) of all projects being submitted for judging.  Deadline for Fair Entry forms to be turned in and projects to be in place is Saturday, October 6, 2007 by  9 a.m.    When registering, each exhibitor Entry Form will be assigned an exhibitor number which number should be put on each exhibit entry tag for judging. (Example:  Mary Smith is assigned Exhibitor #100, so Mary needs to put #100 on each of her entry tags.) We don't want to put mouser's names on the tags as we don't want to put a name to an exhibit, at least prior to judging!


  1. Exhibit entry tags with assigned exhibitor number must be affixed to each project brought to the fair.   Tags will be available (from this board to print at home) or at FTF registration on Friday afternoon and evening.


  1. Judging will take place on Saturday, so all projects need to be registered and in place by 9 a.m. on Saturday.


  1. Every exhibitor will receive a "participant" ribbon.




Each project will be judged by two individual judges and evaluated using four criteria, except for the Food Preparation/Preservation Category which will, of course, have Taste be 50% of the points.


Judging criteria will be as follows for all categories except Food:

Originality (5 points)

Creativity (5 points)

"Mouse Theme" (5 points)

Overall Appearance/Impression (5 points)


Judging criteria for Food will be as follows:

Originality (5 points)

"Mouse Theme" – Overall Presentation  (5 points)

Taste  (10 points)


What does "Mouse Theme" mean as far as awarding of points:  If the project showcases a "generic" mouse theme including bears, possums, woodchucks, hedgehogs, skunks, raccoons, rabbits, then partial points should be awarded.  If the project showcases a "WFF" mouse theme including all of the above WFF animals, then maximum points should be awarded (5 points).  If there is NO mouse theme – zero points will be awarded.  How can an exhibitor incorporate "Mouse Theme" in their food?  In the presentation of the food item including the "name of the recipe." 



  1. Each exhibitor will receive a "Participant" ribbon.
  2. If there are two or less projects registered for any of the above classes, they will automatically be combined with the Other (Miscellaneous) Class.
  3. There will be three awards (Grand – Reserve – Best of Class) for each class above with three or more projects registered.  These awards will be based and ranked according to the points given by the judges.
  4. The top three awards (places) for each class will be awarded/acknowledged with a rosette ribbon as follows:

~Grand Champion:  Highest in points for the class

~Reserve Champion:  2nd highest in points for the class

~Best of Class:  3rd highest in points for the class

  1. Every exhibitor will be given one ticket for each project entry (that means if an exhibitor enters ten projects, they will be given 10 tickets).
  2. Additional tickets to be awarded for the top three awards in each class:

~Best of Class winners will receive an additional 3 tickets;

~Reserve Champion winners will receive an additional 4 tickets;

~Grand Champion winners will receive an additional 5 tickets.

  1. What do you do with the tickets?  Exhibitors have several options for their tickets!  Save them (the more tickets, the better chance you will have) and put them into drawings for extra special mice (FTF Gold Devil;  special FTF Adam's Apples and special FTF A Sneaky Treat)  OR  for every five tickets, mousers can turn them in for a WFF mouse prize!