GRAND ISLAND – Nebraska State Fair is inviting Nebraskans to take part in the ‘bomb a tree’ contest. This is the first year of the contest. Nearly 40 Central Nebraska non-profits have already participated. The trees can be at a home, business, church, or school. Permission from the owner of the property is required. Every Nebraskan can give this tree decoration contest a try, with potential for prizes and awards.
Laura Hurley is the director of sponsorship for the State Fair. She explained that this contest replaces the hay bale contest that was suspended following the 2018 Fair. Hurley declared that the ‘bomb a tree’ contest allows for greater participation.
The artistic word for this action is ‘yarn bombing.’ Crafty and entertaining displays are encouraged. Contest participants have until August 31, 2020, to decorate a tree and submit photos of their work.
Hurley mentioned that Nebraska is the first state fair to try out this contest. The rules for participation are simple. The tree must be protected and decorated in family-friendly taste.
Further guidelines for the ‘bomb a tree’ contest can be found at statefair.org. Then, search under contests. Other questions can be emailed to email@example.com. No entry fee is required to participate, rather the purpose is to enhance community engagement. Photos must be submitted before midnight August, 31. Mail and email are acceptable forms of submission. Awards and prizes will be announced by September 30. Winners will be notified by email and posted on the State Fair Facebook page and website.
For more information, visit statefair.org.