02 NCAC 20B .0307          PREMIUMS AND AWARDS

(a)  The following colors will be used in designating awards except for the horse show:

(1)           Championship or Sweepstakes                         Royal Purple

(2)           Reserve Champion                                             Lavender

(3)           First Premium                                                       Blue

(4)           Second Premium                                                 Red

(5)           Third Premium                                                     White

(6)           Fourth Premium                                                   Pink

(7)           Fifth Premium                                                      Yellow

(8)           Sixth Premium                                                     Dark Green

(9)           Seventh Premium                                                                Light Green

(10)         Eighth Premium                                                   Tan

(11)         Ninth Premium                                                     Gray

(12)         Tenth Premium                                                    Light Blue

(b)  Where there are fewer animals or articles shown in lots than the number of premiums offered, the judge may, in his discretion, award a prize or prizes of such grade as the animal or article deserves.

(c)  In the livestock departments, where there is but a single exhibitor in a division (lot) of any class, the judge shall award but one premium; where only two exhibitors and only two animals are shown, two premiums may be awarded, but if there be two exhibitors and three or more animals shown, three premiums may be awarded; where there are three or more exhibitors, all premiums may be awarded.  Where this Rule conflicts with special rules in any department, the latter will govern.

(d)  No animal will be awarded a prize unless promptly brought into the show ring when its lot is called.

(e)  Special prizes will not be accepted for classes that do not conform to the regular classification of the department in which they belong, unless for urgent reasons satisfactory to the fair manager and to the superintendent of the department in which they are offered.

(f)  Specials must carry money prizes or articles of intrinsic value. Cups, medals or other articles offered as specials must be in the hands of the manager or the entry department on the opening day of the fair or awards will not be made.

(g)  Cash premiums awarded in the livestock departments will be paid by check made out to exhibitor and mailed to the post office address of exhibitor as given on the entry blank.

(h)  Premium money will be withheld in all instances when exhibits are removed from the grounds prior to the official time of release.

(i)  The State Fair reserves the right to make such reductions in premiums of the fair as financial conditions at the time the premiums are payable may justify.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 106‑503;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. September 19, 2015.