LEWISBURG, WV (07/16/2013)(readMedia)– Winners have been chosen for the State Fair of West Virginia’s Coloring Contest sponsored by SMART 529! Children in grades Pre-K through 3rd from across West Virginia were invited to participate in this year’s contest. A total of nine winners were chosen with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes in three different age groups: Pre-K, K through 1st, and 2nd through 3rd.
The winners for the Pre-K age group are Landen Champ from Upper Tract, WV in 1st place , Delaney Alderman from Morgantown, WV in 2nd place, and Laina Brown from Cyclone, WV in 3rd place. The winners for the K to 1st age group are Bryceson Whitt from Peterstown, WV in 1st place, Jakob Bowman from Danese, WV in 2nd place, and Faith Taylor from Lashmeet, WV in 3rd place. The winners for the 2nd to 3rd age group are Ty Nickell from Clintonville, WV in 1st place, Alexandra Schein from Inwood, WV in 2nd place, and Jaci Rowe from Ridgely, WV in 3rd place.
First place winners received $75 and four State Fair gate admission tickets, second place winners received $50 and four State Fair gate admission tickets, and third place winners received $25 and four State Fair gate admission tickets. Winners were chosen based on creativity, discovering the hidden objects located in the picture, and the coloring of the picture. A total of 603 children participated in the Coloring Contest this year.
SMART 529 is issued by the West Virginia College Prepaid Tuition and Savings Program Board of Trustees and is administered by The Hartford Life Insurance Company.
The 2013 State Fair is themed “Feel the Magic” and is scheduled August 9-17, 2013. The State Fair of West Virginia, with a $13.8 million dollar economic impact on the state of West Virginia, is a 501 © 3 non-profit corporation committed to the traditions of agriculture, family entertainment, and education. For more information, please visit www.statefairofwv.com, or follow fair events on Facebook and Twitter.