Youth Art Contest

Date: Aug 17 - Aug 27, 2017

The North Texas State Fair’s Annual Youth Art Contest is underway! Entry is completely free and is open to children ages 5 through 12 years old.

The theme is “My Day at the Fair” and this should be reflected in your child’s artwork. This is very open-ended, but could include the carnival, ferris wheel, rodeo, rides, concerts, cowboys, cowgirls, rodeo queen, parade, livestock shows, and other attractions. Other pieces will be displayed but will not be eligible for any GRAND prize ribbons, including the PEOPLE’S CHOICE.

Art work is checked-in at the fairgrounds in the Exhibits Building (West Wing) from 4-6pm on the Thursday prior to the fair start-date. The art will be displayed all week and the People’s Choice voting will be open from the 1st day of the fair through 7pm on the last Friday of the fair. Artwork is to be picked up on the Sunday following the fair from 2-2:30pm. Any artwork not picked up during the check-out period will be taken to Fair Hall but we will not be held liable for it and cannot relay it’s whereabouts other than that.

    -Thursday, August 17, 4-6 p.m. in the Exhibits Building
  • -People's Choice Voting, Friday, August 18th through Friday, August 25th.
  • -Art Check-out is on Sunday, August, 27 from 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. in the Exhibits Building

  1. Painting (ex: watercolor, paints)
  2. Mixed Media (ex: use of ribbons, buttons, yarn)
  3. Drawing (ex: crayons, colored pencils, markers)
  4. Collage (ex: magazine cutouts, photo collages)
  1. Division 1: ages 5-6
  2. Division 2: ages 7-8
  3. Division 3: ages 9-10
  4. Division 4: ages 11-12
  • Winners will be 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Grand & Reserve Grand Ribbons awarded. We will also be doing a People's Choice Award that is chosen by votes throughout the week of the fair.
  • Any questions contact Haleigh Harrison at
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Youth Art Contest
Aug 17 - Aug 26, 2017
Check-In Youth Art Entries
Aug 17, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday, August 17th 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Check-Out Youth Art Entries
Aug 27, 2017 | 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
August 27th 2:00 - 2:30 pm


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