After much encouragement from a friend and being directly handed the entry book/application, I entered my "Trudy's Delight" design in our local county fair this year. This is the first time that I have entered anything in the contest. I was pleasantly surprised to find that my necklace won first place!! My niece whom the necklace is named for will be so excited when she hears!! One of the things that I especially like about this piece is that the beadwork resembles smocking, very dainty and delicate.