Youth Art Contest
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Youth Art Contest

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Date: Aug 16 - Aug 26, 2018

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 4-6 pm 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 7 p.m. on the last Friday of the fair. Artwork is to be picked up on the Sunday following the fair from 2-2:30 p.m. 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 16, 4-6 p.m. in the Exhibits Building
  • -People's Choice Voting, Friday, August 17th through Friday, August 24th.
  • -Art Check-out is on Sunday, August, 26 from 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. in the Exhibits Building

  • Painting (ex: watercolor, paints)
  • Mixed Media (ex: use of ribbons, buttons, yarn)
  • Drawing (ex: crayons, colored pencils, markers)
  • Collage (ex: magazine cutouts, photo collages)

  • Division 1: ages 5-6
  • Division 2: ages 7-8
  • Division 3: ages 9-10
  • Division 4: ages 11-12
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Grand & Reserve Grand ribbons will be 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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