The Merced County Fair said time is running out to enter its 2011 logo design contest.
Fair officials are looking for the best graphic design to illustrate the 2011 fair's theme -- "Saddle Up for Fun!" The deadline to submit entries is Friday at 3 p.m.
The winner gets $500 and two season passes to the fair. The competition is open to Merced County residents only.
Karen Arnold of Merced is the winner of the fair's theme contest. The theme commodity for the 120th anniversary fair is horses.
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The fair's board of directors will select the first, second and third place graphic design winners at their Oct. 18 board meeting.
To enter the contest, artists may use any medium and submit a maximum of three entries on 8 ½-by 11-inch paper. All entries become the Merced County Fair's property and won't be returned to the artist. The winning entry may be altered for marketing purposes. Entries may be submitted to the fairgrounds office, 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way or mailed to the Merced County Fair, 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Merced CA. 95341.
Information on the contest is available on the fair's website www.MercedCountyFair.com. For more information, call the fair office at (209) 722-1507.