Creative Kids Exhibit at the Washington State Spring Fair Announces Grand Champions

Puyallup, WA – April 22, 2016 – Creative kids abound at the Washington State Spring Fair this year. The proof? The annual Creative Kids Exhibit, which was held throughout the Washington State Spring Fair, April 14-17, 2016 at the Washington State Fair & Events Center. The entries were on display throughout the Spring Fair.

A total of 1,032 entries were received for the two age categories: 6-10 years and 11-15 years. The contest was broken into the following categories: art, baking & confections, creative writing, paper crafts & scrapbooking, photography, textiles, and an egg drop contest.

The Seattle Fudge Parent-Child Candy Contest was held again this year, as well as the Washington Association of Wheat Growers award presented to the most outstanding wheat exhibits in the yeast bread category.

Local specialists in the specific categories were judges, and they awarded ribbons to the winners. The champions include:

ART - GRAND CHAMPIONS

AGE    6 – 10              Simone Jolly (6)                                              Tacoma, WA

AGE    11 – 15            Madi Kelly (14)                                              Lake Tapps, WA

BAKING - GRAND CHAMPIONS

AGE    6 – 10              Kyle Hughes (9)                                              Puyallup, WA

AGE    11 – 15            Alexis Hughes (11)                                         Puyallup, WA

BAKING / YEAST BREAD - WASHINGTON WHEAT GROWERS AWARDS

AGE    6 – 10              1st place           Logan Rose (9)                       Tacoma, WA

                                    2nd place          Brodie Hughes (7)                  Puyallup, WA

AGE    11 – 15            1st place           Alexis Hughes (11)                 Puyallup, WA

                                    2nd place          Andrew Stewart (14)              Puyallup, WA

CREATIVE WRITING - GRAND CHAMPIONS

AGE    6 – 10              Garrison Rang (9)                                           Sumner, WA

AGE    11 – 15            Gian Obico (11)                                              Tacoma, WA

EGG DROP CONTEST - GRAND CHAMPIONS

AGE    6 – 10-single    1st place – Connor Mahalick (10)                    Tacoma, WA

                                    2nd place – Anna Rzhiskaya (9)                       Kent, WA

                                    3rd place – Matt Juchens (9)                            Auburn, WA

AGE    11 – 15-single  1st place – John Bauer (15)                              Kent, WA

                                    2nd place – Brylie Jarnes (13)                          Sumner, WA

                                    3rd place –Peter Stuart (12)                             Puyallup, WA

PAPER CRAFTS & SCRAPBOOKING GRAND CHAMPIONS

AGE    6 – 10              Matthew Juchens (9)                                       Auburn, WA

AGE    11 – 15            Emma McCarthy (11)                                     Fircrest, WA

PHOTOGRAPHY - GRAND CHAMPIONS

AGE    6 – 10              Brandon Lieu (8)                                            Puyallup, WA

AGE    11 – 15            Lauren Burgundy (15)                                    Puyallup, WA

SEATTLE FUDGE PARENT-CHILD CANDY CONTEST CHAMPIONS

AGE    6 – 10              1st place           Kyla Alphier (10)                    Puyallup, WA

                                    2nd place          Jasmine Scott (6)                     Enumclaw, WA

                                    3rd place           Michael Parkerson (10)           Bonney Lake, WA

AGE    11 – 15            1st place           Alexis Hughes (11)                 Puyallup, WA

                                    2nd place          Adeline Rang (14)                  Sumner, WA

STYLE-A-SHOE CONTEST CHAMPIONS

AGE    6 – 10              1st place           Shyla Brown (9)                      Eatonville, WA

                                    2nd place          Shyla Brown (9)                      Eatonville, WA

                                    3rd place           Fairah Quiton (8)                   

AGE    11 – 15            1st place           Audrey Anderson (12)            Kent, WA

                                    2nd place          Alexis Hughes (11)                 Puyallup, WA

                                    3rd place           Lauren Gray (15)                    Tacoma, WA

TEXTILES - GRAND CHAMPIONS

AGE    6 – 10              Bella Cummings (8)                                        Gig Harbor, WA

AGE    11 – 15            Jackson Fellows (15)                                       Puyallup, WA

The Creative Kids Exhibit was held in KidZone, which was the site of the display of all of the entries.

The 2016 Washington State Spring Fair first started in 1990. Today it draws nearly 150,000 guests during its four-day run. Animals, the NW Jr. Livestock Show, free entertainment, kids’ activities, Motorsport Mayhem and much more attract large crowds to this celebration of spring each April. For more info about the Sept. 2-25, 2016 Washington State Fair (closed Tuesdays), visit www.thefair.com.

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