Photography

MONTHLY PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST


Each month, a new category will be chosen and announced HERE.
Participants will have until the LAST DAY of THAT month to submit their photo.
Only ONE (1) entry per month permitted.
Photos submitted will be sent to be judged WITHOUT participant name.
WINNING PHOTOS will be posted here WITH photographer’s name attached.
ALL PHOTOS WILL BE INDEPENDANTLY JUDGED BY A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER


Rodney Aldborough Agricultural Society will not be responsible for permissions required for images posted to the Rodney Fair website OR Social Media page.
Photographers, please make sure you have permission from any person(s) in your photos before submitting.


ALL photos MUST have been taken by the entrant, and NOT have been entered in any previous Rodney Fair.


1st place winner each month will receive a DAY PASS for ONE (1) to the next Rodney Fair and their name and photo posted on the Rodney Fair Facebook page and website.
At the end of AUGUST 2022, ALL WINNING PHOTOS will then be entered into a DRAW for a grand prize.
Submit your photos in JPEG format only.

CHECK BACK HERE MONTHLY FOR NEW CATEGORIES.
Please note: this contest is not open to Professional Photographers.


    SEPTEMBER ENTIRES

    The WINNER of our FIRST MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST category “Summer” is – LAURIE SURA! Laurie wins a DAY PASS to the next Rodney-Aldborough Fair AND is entered into the GRAND PRIZE DRAW to be announced next August!

    OCTOBER ENTRIES

    The WINNER of our SECOND MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST category “Harvest” is – BRIANNA DOWNIE! Brianna wins a DAY PASS to the next Rodney-Aldborough Fair AND is entered into the GRAND PRIZE DRAW to be announced next August!

    NOVEMBER ENTRIES

    The WINNER of our THIRD MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST category “Animals Sleeping” is – KELLIE JAKL ! Kellie wins a DAY PASS to the next Rodney-Aldborough Fair AND is entered into the GRAND PRIZE DRAW to be announced next August!

    DECEMBER ENTRIES

    The WINNER of our FOURTH MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST category “The MAGIC of CHRISTMAS” is – SAVANNAH JOHNSON ! Savannah wins a DAY PASS to the next Rodney-Aldborough Fair AND is entered into the GRAND PRIZE DRAW to be announced next August!

    JANUARY ENTRIES

    The WINNER of our FIFTH MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST category “WATER – In ANY Form” is – RANDY CREIGHTON ! Randy wins a DAY PASS to the next Rodney-Aldborough Fair AND is entered into the GRAND PRIZE DRAW to be announced next August!

    FEBRUARY ENTRIES

    The WINNER of our SIXTH MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST category “LOVE” is – MARIA VAN LITH ! Maria wins a DAY PASS to the next Rodney-Aldborough Fair AND is entered into the GRAND PRIZE DRAW to be announced next August!

    MARCH ENTRIES

    The WINNER of our SEVENTH MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST category “BLACK & WHITE” is – LAURIE SURA ! Laurie wins a DAY PASS to the 2022 Rodney-Aldborough Fair AND is entered into the GRAND PRIZE DRAW to be announced next August!

    APRIL ENTRIES

    The WINNER of our EIGHTH MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST category “SPRING” is – JEANETTE WIELINGA! Jeanette wins a DAY PASS to the 2022 Rodney-Aldborough Fair AND is entered into the GRAND PRIZE DRAW to be announced next August!

    MAY ENTRIES

    The WINNER of our NINETH MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST category “SPRING” is – FREDRICK WIELINGA ! Fredrick wins a DAY PASS to the 2022 Rodney-Aldborough Fair AND is entered into the GRAND PRIZE DRAW to be announced next August.

    JUNE ENTRIES

    The WINNER of our TENTH MONTHLY PHOTO CONTEST category “FLOWERS” is – CARTER WIELINGA ! Carter wins a DAY PASS to the 2022 Rodney-Aldborough Fair AND is entered into the GRAND PRIZE DRAW to be announced next August!

    Rodney Fair Road Race

    Join us on Sunday, September 18, 2022, for our second annual Fun Run.

    After your race, stay and enjoy a fun-packed day at the fair!

    Register @ https://raceroster.com/events/2022/59668/rodney-fair-road-race

    2022 Annual General Meeting

    NOTICE OF RAAS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

    February 26, 2022 at 9:00 am

    – Meeting will be held at the Elgin International Club (Proof of vaccination required)

    – Breakfast will be served for $15

    – Registration is required RSVP Link

    For more information contact Dan at 226-688-7869 or rodneyaldboroughagsociety@outlook.com

    Community Flower Show 2021 Results

    The Community Flower Show held on Saturday, August 21st was a great success. Combined entries totaled 31.
    Here are the results from each site:


    RODNEY KIWANIS SENIORS APARTMENTS “Vivid and Vibrant
    There were 10 entries here.

    1st prize Lynda Ford, Rodney
    2nd prize Karen Carroll, West Lorne
    3rd prize Laura Kieraszewicz, Rodney
    4th prize Marion Binks, Rodney
    Honorable mentions go to June Ford, Rodney, Vicki Slack, Rodney, Kendra McKillop, Mt
    Brydges, Gwen Schneider, Rodney, Elaine Gray, West Lorne, and Asa Sjoberg, Oakville.


    WEST LORNE HERITAGE HOMES SENIORS APARTMENTS “Green and White Delight
    There were 7 entries here.

    1st prize tie Marion Binks, Rodney and Jennifer Newport, Port Stanley
    2nd prize Theresa StPierre, west Lorne
    3rd prize tie Katherine Johnston, West Lorne and Karen Carroll, West Lorne
    Honourable mention to Elaine Gray, West Lorne and Gwen Schneider, Rodney


    BABCOCK COMMUNITY CARE CENTRE “Simply Sweet
    There were 6 entries.
    1st prize Gwen Schneider, Rodney
    2nd prize, Marion Binks, Rodney
    3rd prize Janet Fiore, Woodbridge
    4th prize Karen Carroll, West Lorne
    Honorable mention to Elaine Gray, West Lorne and John Marshall, Wardsville

    BEATTIE MANOR
    There were 8 entries.

    1st prize Laura Kieraszewicz, Rodney
    2nd prize, Louise Gillies, London
    3rd prize June Ford, Rodney
    4th prize Gwen Schneider, Rodney
    Honorable mention to Elaine Gray, West Lorne, Lynda Ford, Rodney, Karen Carroll, West Lorne,
    Marion Binks, Rodney.


    Many “THANKS” to the exhibitors! Many “THANKS” to the hosts for allowing us to hold this
    Flower Show in lieu of our regular Fair Flower Show.

    And many, many “THANKS” to our local businesses for donating gift certificates as prizes.
    They are:
    The Decorating Diva, Rodney
    Erie Gardens, New Glasgow
    Green St Landscaping, Rodney
    Out to Lunch, West Lorne
    The Wild Goat Beach Club and Cafe, Rodney

    Online Exhibition

    The Rodney Fair is debuting the Online Rodney Fair Exhibition. This “community-oriented” event will be the temporary place-holder of the traditional fair exhibition for this year. With no entry fee and potential prizes, there are eight classes planned for the Online Rodney Fair Exhibition which include: Field Crop Competition, Grain and Seed, Fruits and Vegetables, Creative Crafts, Flowers, Photography, Antiques, and Junior Fair.

    We want to still be able to provide a fun way for the community to showcase their talents and accomplishments, and to be able to celebrate that — even if that means it is in a non-traditional format.

    The categories may take place at different times, so those interested in any of the classes should check our website and social media regularly for announcements .

    For most classes, unless otherwise specified, exhibitors are to submit a photo of their entry to the Rodney Fair website, Facebook page, or by email at rodneyaldboroughagsociety@outlook.com.

    Any entries or participation by exhibitors 13 years or younger will be provided with a virtual entry into the annual bike draw that is sponsored by The Natterjack Brewing Company.

    2021 167th Rodney Fair

    After much review, the Rodney Aldborough Agricultural Society has decided to cancel the 167th Rodney Fair for 2021.

    Due to the current uncertainty of COVID-19 restrictions, gathering numbers, and vaccine distribution, we are unable to plan and host a traditional fair this year.

    With the hope that small events are permitted in the fall, we will continue to plan other ways for our community to gather through a combination of live, virtual, and drive-thru events.

    We will present details of our plans for these Rodney Fair activities in the coming months through our website rodneyfair.com and our Facebook page . Please make sure to follow us on Facebook to see all of our updates and the coming events we hope you will be excited to take part in.

    Any questions or concerns can be directed to rodneyaldboroughagsociety@outlook.com or by contacting any of the Rodney Fair board Directors.

    Thank you for continuing to support your local Rodney Fair.

    The Rodney Fair Board of Directors

    Cope Amusements Fair Food Fun Pack

    The Rodney Fair has teamed up with Cope Amusements to provide a pack of the staple treats every Fair goer craves.

    • 2 large 5 oz tubs of Cotton Candy
    • 2 bags of Caramel Corn
    • 2 Candy Apples
    • 2 Lollipops

    A portion of the proceeds goes to the Rodney Fair.

    All orders are due by the 14th of October, 2020. The Fair Food Fun Packs will be available for pickup at the Rodney Rec Centre on the 17th of October between 12PM and 2PM and anyone who has opted for the $5 doorstep delivery will receive their packs after 2PM.

    2020 Rodney Fair Canceled

    *** Important Announcement ****
    After much consideration, the Rodney Aldborough Agricultural Society has made the very difficult decision for the 2020 Rodney Fair to be cancelled.
    Due to the current health concerns, economic instability, and the inability to gather in groups of more than five people currently, we are unable to plan and host a fair this year.
    This is the first time in the history of the Rodney Fair for it to be cancelled for the year.
    We are already looking forward to our 2021 Rodney Fair and are working to organize an amazing array of activities for everyone.
    In the event that small events are permitted in the fall, we hope to arrange an activity or fundraiser for our supporters.
    If you have donated towards an event or purchased an advertisement in the prize book, we can either hold your place for next year or you can contact the fair board to be reimbursed.
    We appreciate everyone who continues to contribute and support the Rodney Fair.


    Any questions or concerns can be directed to rodneyaldboroughagsociety@outlook.com
    or by contacting any of the Rodney Fair board directors.
    Thank you for continuing to support your local Rodney Fair. We are excited to see you at the 2021 Rodney Fair!


    The Rodney Fair Board of Directors

    Thank You

    From all of us at the Rodney Aldborough Agricultural Society we would like to thank everyone who supported the Rodney Fair!

    Board members, Organizers, Volunteers, Donors, Sponsors, Exhibitors and Fair-Goers we thank you!

    Thank you