FREEHOLD, NJ -  Passionate about photography? If so, showcase your photography skills at the 2010 Monmouth County Fair. The theme of this year’s Amateur Photography Competition is Celebrating Milestones. As the Monmouth County Park System celebrates its 50th anniversary of keeping the county green and livable, area residents are invited to bring in current photos of personal celebrations or social events in Monmouth County.

Entries in the photography competition can be brought to East Freehold Showgrounds, Kozloski Road, Freehold Township, on Sunday, July 18 from 10am to 3pm or on Monday, July 19 from 9am to 12 noon.  Photographers can enter their best black and white, color or hand-tinted photo. There is also a computer-generated art category. All work should be mounted with hanger (eyelet or wire) or framed to be suitable for hanging.  After judging on Wednesday, July 21, all photos will be on display in the Home and Garden Tent from Wednesday, July 21 through Sunday, July 25.

Photography is just one of many categories in the Home and Garden Competitions.  For more information about the photo contest or any other competition category, visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com or call (732) 842-4000 to request a brochure.

The Monmouth County Fair will be held at East Freehold Showgrounds, Kozloski Road, Freehold Township.  General admission is $7.00 per person. Children 12 and under are admitted free at all times.  For the most current information about the Monmouth County Fair, visit www.monmouthcountyparks.com or call (732) 842-4000.  For persons with hearing impairment, the TTY/TDD number is 711.

The Monmouth County Fair is organized and presented by the Monmouth County Park System in cooperation with the Monmouth County 4-H Association. The Monmouth County Park System is celebrating its golden anniversary of keeping the county green and livable, since the Board of Chosen Freeholders created the first county park in 1960. Today, the Park System has grown to over 30 sites totaling more than 14,500 acres and offers approximately 4,000 recreation programs and activities, making it the perfect place to come outside and play.