Okay I guess technically, results day was Tuesday after 4pm, after the judges went through tacking ribbons onto the exhibits. But I was working so I didn’t find out until today if the things I entered won at all. I’ve been excited and hyper all week, just itching to know what—if anything—my entries may have earned.
In my post on Monday, I told you I entered a few things in the fair: my Indigo Blue Berry cherry tomatoes, purple jalapeños, a pair of earrings I made last fall, and 4 photographs. From where we parked, we entered the building that had the needlework, knitting, and other crafts first. This was the building in which the booth was where I turned in my earrings on entry day.
I found them in a glass case in the same corner in which the entry table was sitting on Monday….with a blue ribbon attached. To say I was excited and smiling from this would be a huge understatement. I may have even been jumping up and down a little bit. We then moved on to the next building, we found a third place ribbon on my tomatoes. While I was snapping a picture of them, Dylan found my jalapeños. “Your jalapeños got first!”
What really made the whole thing for me though, was my photos. My picture of a gold and green June Beetle won nothing. Neither did my landscape of Shawnee State Park or my picture of my jalapeño blooms. But the picture that really means a lot to me won third for the Adult – Portrait division. Seeing that I started crying. It’s a picture of my little brother, placing his boutonniere on our uncle’s casket last summer.
The prizes for winning aren’t anything to brag about. I think I’ll be getting a grand total of $12 on Monday when I pick up my displays. But as Nancy always said, it’s not about the money. It’s about the ribbons.