I developed and oversee a photography contest for kids 8-18 at the Maryland State Fair. Each year an average of 60 participants are given cheap digital cameras and let loose on the fairgrounds to capture the event. At the end of the day their work is critiqued and judged, and prizes are awarded. In the 15 years I that have run the contest, it has proved to be one of the most popular 4-H programs at the fair and has been imitated at other state and county fairs. The program has opened the world of photography to kids who might not otherwise have access to a camera or encouragement for making art at home.