I have decided to enter some of my eggs in the our local fair, just for fun. I have never entered eggs and am not sure what the proper method of preparing them would be. I plan to choose only the cleanest and most uniform in size and color for each variety I will be entering. I will clean any surface dirt off of them. I read on one website to add a fine coating of mineral oil to the shell and was wondering if this is a good idea. Any suggestions? There are typically very few eggs entered in this fair even those it is a large fair. The prize is only a ribbon, a small cash prize and "bragging rights". I am entering blue, brown and bantam eggs. I was hoping that my 3 FBCM pullets would be laying by next week, but it doesn't look good ~ maybe next year. This is the only information given in the entry book for eggs... DEPARTMENT 8 EGGS DIVISION Eggs must be product of the exhibitors hens Premiums Class 1st 2nd 1. Best Dozen Chicken (white) Eggs $3.00 $2.00 2. Best Dozen Chicken (brown) Eggs 3.00 2.00 3. Best Dozen Chicken (blue) Eggs 3.00 2.00 4. Best Dozen Bantam Eggs 3.00 2.00 5. Best Dozen Duck Eggs 3.00 2.00 6. Best Dozen Guinea Eggs 3.00 2.00 7. Best Dozen Pullet Eggs 3.00 2.00 8. Best Dozen Turkey Eggs 3.00 2.00 Premiums will be paid only on variety of eggs listed.