Litchfield County Contest

Litchfield County Council Of Fairs 2024 Contest


Framed Button Art

Who May Enter

Contest is open to all residents of Connecticut. Prizes will be awarded in two divisions at each fair:
Youth (up to age 15) and Adult (age 16 and over).

Local Contest

Exhibits may be entered at any fair which is a member of the Litchfield County Council of Fairs. Contestants may enter their exhibit in as many fairs as they wish until they win first prize. Once they win first prize, they will represent that Fair at the Litchfield County Council of Fairs Contest in the fall. If it is found that the contestant has entered and won first prize in more than one Litchfield County Fair, they will be disqualified from participating in the Litchfield County Council of Fairs contest in the fall of 2024.

If for any reason the first place winner cannot participate in the fall contest, the second place winner of that fair will be the representative.

First prize winners at each fair in both the Youth and Adult divisions will be awarded the blue rosettes by the Litchfield County Council of Fairs. Please contact the fair you are representing for information about the time and place of the fall dinner meeting.

County Contest

Representative first place winners from each fair for both Youth and Adult divisions will be eligible to enter their exhibit in the County Contest held at the Fall meeting of the Litchfield County Council of Fairs, held on the last Wednesday in October. Entries must be in place by 6:30pm to be judged.

County Prizes

1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place 6th – 9th Place
$25.00 $20.00 $15.00 $10.00 $5.00 Rosette

Contest Rules

The theme of the contest is framed button art – basically, a picture made from buttons, fastened on a fabric or other suitable background, and framed. The theme for the picture should depict the fall harvest or a holiday (e.g., Valentine’s Day, Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.). Acceptable framed artwork should measure between 5×7 and 16×20. You may provide a small stand to display your artwork.


Attractiveness 20%
Originality 30%
Workmanship 30%
Suitability of Materials 20%
Total 100%

Contact Information

The Terryville Lions Country Fair is responsible for this year’s contest. For further information, please contact Sandra Murphy-Bishop at 860-484-4771 or by e-mail at