The youth of today are the future of tomorrow! With hundreds of competitions dedicated to children and juniors, the Arts & Crafts (pre-Fair) contests are the perfect place for youngster to share their captivating creativity for all to see at the 2019 Fair.
Arts & Crafts (pre-Fair) contests are organized into various departments. Anyone over the age of 6 is eligible to compete in any of the Arts & Crafts contests but the departments listed below have categories specifically for children (ages 11 & under) and juniors (12-18 years old) to enter. For more information about the contests, download the Creative Arts handbook.
Youth Arts & Crafts (pre-Fair) Contests
Dept. A: Fine Art
Dept. B: Ceramics & Hand Painted China
Dept. C: Designer Craftsman
Dept. D: Dolls
Dept. E: Foods-Canning
Dept. H: Needlepoint, Crewel, & Counted Cross-Stitch
Dept. I: Needlework, Sewing
Dept. J: Afghans, Rugs, Quilts, & Bedspreads
Dept. K: Photography
Dept. L: Scale Models
Just a reminder, the entry deadline for Arts and Crafts contests is Friday, July 19. Sit down with your kiddo and ask them what they want to enter, then let their creative minds soar!
For our future chefs of the world, children also have a chance to turn up the heat in the Fair’s Creative Arts Competition Kitchen on Saturday, October 5. The Youth Cooking Contest and the Youth Dinner’s On Me Cook-off are tailored just for aspiring young chefs.
Youth Contests (during-Fair)
Friday, 9/27: Glue-A-Shoe
Saturday, 10/5: Youth Cooking Contest
Saturday, 10/5: Youth Dinner’s On Me Cook-off
Encourage the kids around you to enter a contest and make 2019 the year they receive a ribbon from the GREAT State Fair of Texas. Stay up-to-date with contests, reminders, and online registration by signing up to receive the Fair’s Creative Texans Newsletter.