Jon Carpenter, of Blowville in Jackson Township, has won the 2013 Clermont County Fairbook Cover Contest.
Carpenter designed the cover to reflect the theme of the 2013 Clermont County Fair: “There’s magic at the Clermont County Fair.”
His cover features a close-up photograph of a rooster crowing the fair’s theme.
Carpenter is no stranger to the fair book cover contest, having won in 2010 and 2012. But he’s not a professional artist. He is a bridge inspector with the Clermont County Engineer’s Office, and said designing is a hobby.
“The fair is a big deal for me, that’s why I do it, I like it,” Carpenter said. “With my strong background with the fair, I get a feeling of what I want to cover to look like.”
As a youngster Carpenter was a member of the Maple Rey Milk and More 4-H Club, and showed many types of animals over the years. He was fair king in 1991.
Five of Carpenter’s six children are now 4-H members and show projects at the fair each year.