Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Think Green Award returns to Long Island Fair for the second year

We are pleased to announce that Think Long Island First will again present the Think Green Award at the Long Island Fair at Old Bethpage Village Restoration, September 27th - 30th, 2012.

The Long Island Fair, organized by The Agricultural Society of Queens, Nassau & Suffolk Counties, one of the oldest agricultural societies in the United States, has been taking place almost every fall for the last 170 years. For the past 40 years it was staged on the grounds and at the Exhibition Hall of the Old Bethpage Village Restoration. It is the only State sanctioned County Fair in this area, well worth attending and entering.

The 2012 Premium Book containing all important information and submission forms is released on the The Long Island Fair website. You can also pick up printed copies of the Premium Book at the store.

Think Green Award is granted to a contestant whose creative, well executed entry best reflects the principles of sustainability - the entry is made either from reused materials or from local materials obtained with minimum environmental impact.

Our judging criteria are as follows:
  • Sustainability (40 points) - percentage of local or reused materials
  • Creativity (20 points) - interesting use of materials, new/recycled
  • Execution (20 points) - craftsmanship applied in creation of entry
  • Functionality (20 points) - fully functional as either utilitarian or decorative object

The Award is given in three age groups:
  • Adult (18 and older)
  • Young Adult (14-17)
  • Junior (13 and younger)

Last year's Award went to Anthony Farrah for the Console Table made from reused woods.

We warmly encourage you to submit your entries to the show in all categories and we hope to see your work in the Think Green section.

Best of luck!

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