Ravena Grange #1457
Growing in the Community

Development Projects

Development - Enrichment Projects     

All programs in this division are administered by Stephen Fazio, Ravena Grange Lecturer (Program Director). Questions? Click here for answers.


CELEBRATE OUR HERITAGE GENEALOGY PROJECT
  "Your Grange Family Tree"

Grange members are encouragd to create a visual represenation of their personal family tree as it relates to Grange membership. These family trees will be displayed at State Grange. Certificates will be givenn to all participants. The trees may be depicted in chart form or three dimensional form. Please do not exceed 24"x36" in size.

CREATIVE WRITING PROJECTS

Gangers are invited and encouraged to display their creativity through writing.
Option 1 - Write a story, essay or poem. Poems should have a maximum length of 300 words and essays or stories shuld be no more than 500 words in length. All submissions will be printed in a booket that will be available at State Grange. submissions are to be sent to the State Lecturer by Septembr 15th of the current year. Please include name, county, Grange and number on back.
   The 2016 Theme is "Grange Memories" or "I Remember When..."

NEW YORK STATE GRANGE TALENT SHOW

AnyCommunity or Junior Grange member or group of Grange members is invited to perform in the State Grange Talent Show. Pomona Lecturers may hold a Pomona level Talent Show or contact Subordinate Lecturers to determine those interested in performing at the State Talent Show. Pomona Lecturers will complete a form provided by the State Lecturer listing those interested in performing in the State Grange Talent Show. This conference will be held the last Saturday in April at the State Headquarters. Pomona Lecturers will send the form to the State Lecturer by April 15 each year. The maximum limit for each act is 6 minutes. There is no minimum time limit.

Professionals are NOT eligible to participate. A Professiional is defined a omeone who receives significant financial gain from performance or acting as an instructor in a particular category. The Best of Show winner may NOT compete in the same category for following year. She/he may enter in another catgory.

Judging will be done by qualified individuals. All performers will receive a ribbon. The Community Grange Best of Show winner will receive $50.00 and will be invited to perform at the NYS Fair on Grange Day, State Grange Session, Northeast Lecturers' Conference, and at the National Grange Talent Showcase during the National Grange Convention.

Talent Contest categories are as follows:  Instrumental (Solo & Group), Vocal (Solo & Group), Skit/Variety. The show will be held April 30, 2016 at State Grange Headquarters. 
Click here to register for this event. All entries must be received by April 1, 2017.


NEW YORK STATE GRANGE PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

This contest is open to both Adult and Junior members, and is divided into three divisions:
Division I , Community (adult) members
Division II , Junior members Ages 5-9
Division III , Junior members Ages 10-14. 
NOTE: Junior's age as of Jan. 1, 2016 determines division.

Photos may be entered in the following catagories in all divisions:
1. People
2. Animals
3. Scenery/Nature
 

The photograph must have been taken by the person submitting the entry. The photograph must have been taken sometime between May 1st.and April 15th. of the current contest year.  A photograph can only be entered once. Photographs should be no smaller than 4" x 6" and no larger than 11" x 14" including matting if used. Frames are not allowed but the photo must have a rigid backing. Participants may have one entry per category. Professionals are NOT eligible to participate.Film or digital photographs are allowed.  A Professional is someone who receives significant financial gain from the sale of his/her photographs or from acting as an instructor. The Best of Show winner MAY NOT enter the photography the following year. A Junior Best of Show winner may enter the following year IF he/she moved to the older age group. On the back of the photograph list the division, category, name, address, and Grange of the person submitting the entry.

Entries must be submitted to Ravena Grange by March 1, 2017. Winners on the local level will be forwarded to Pomona  for competition. Winners on the Pomona level will be forwarded to the State Grange for competition. Certificates, ribbons, and cash prizes will be awarded on all levels of competition. Judging criteria will include composition and arrangement, interest, presentation, and technique.


NEW YORK STATE GRANGE ART CONTEST

This contest is open to both Adult and Junior members, and is divided into three divisions:
Division I , Community (adult) members
Division II , Junior members Ages 5-9
Division III , Junior members Ages 10-14.
NOTE: Junior's age as of Jan. 1, 2016 determines division

Art may be entered in the following categories in all divisions:
1. OILS AND ACRYLICS OR CRAYON/MARKERS
2. WATERCOLORS
3. CHARCOAL OR PENCIL DRAWING

Each entry must the the original work of the member submitting it. All entries must be completed May 1st. and April 15th. of the current contest year.  A work of art can only be entered once. Entries must not be larger than 24" x 36". There is no minimum size requirement.  Do not mount the picture on a backing larger than necessary. Participants may have one entry per catagory. Do not send glass with entries. Professionals are not eligible to participate. A Professional is defined as someone who receives significant financial grain from the sale of his/her art work or from acting as an instructor. The Best of Show winner may NOT enter in the same category the following year.

Entries must be submitted to Ravena Grange by March 1, 2017. Winners on the local level will be forwarded to Pomona for competition. Winners on the Pomona level will be forwarded to the State Grange for competition. Certificates, ribbons, and/or cash prizes will be awarded on all levels of competition. Judging criteria will include how well the artist used the medimum, craftmanship and skill, composition, presentaiton of subject, and originality.



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