I entered 25 photos in 4 divisions (B&W, Color, County Fair, County Natural) at our county fair, winning 7 1st place and 8 2nd place out of about 300 photos in the competition. Two of my 1st place entries won a Best of Show in the B&W and County Fair divisions.
I then entered 5 of the Blue Ribbon winners in the North Arkansas Regional Fair where 4 of them won Blue Ribbons.
The County Fair B&W Best of Show picture was the panoramic shot of two twin trees in a meadow (shown in the Flickr link below) which would have a bye to the State Fair, EXCEPT the State Fair didn't have a panoramic category within the B&W division, so I entered a full frame shot of the same scene. I really didn't think it was as good a composition as the panoramic because the full frame version had too much sky and foreground grass. In spite of my misgivings, it won a 2nd place ribbon.
The link to my Flickr images:
(no relation to any similarly named Real Photographer)