Show Off Your Creative Side at the Fair: Register Online!
Are you an aspiring photographer or do you have mad sculpting skills? Enjoy quilting or baking? Is building art with Legos your thing? No matter how you express your creative side, there is a way to showcase your unique talent in a Creative Arts competition at the Fair. With more than 1,100 competition categories for everything from art to canning, the State Fair’s Creative Arts department provide professionals and amateurs of all ages a showcase for their creative skills.
STATE FAIR OF TEXAS September 28 – October 21, 2018
Online Registration is now open: https://bigtex.com/get-involved/creative-competitions/
Deadline for registration is Friday, July 20, 2018.
Entry fees range from $2- $5 per item, depending on age category.
The 2018 Creative Arts Handbook is your guide to all things crafty. Whether you’re new to the crafting world or you consider yourself a Creative Arts veteran, the State Fair offers a wide variety of contests for participants on both ends of the spectrum. From jewelry making to jelly canning, pie baking to holiday decorating, and glass blowing to metal sculpting, the Creative Arts Department has something to excite the inner artist in you.
With more than 1,100 categories in 12 different departments of pre-Fair contests, as well as daily competitions taking place during the Fair, amateurs and professionals of all ages have endless opportunities to showcase their creative talents. Contest departments include: Art; Ceramics; Designer-Craftsman; Dolls; Foods (Canning); Hobby Collections; Holiday Corner; Needlepoint and Cross Stitch; Needlework and Sewing; Afghans, Rugs, Quilts and Bedspreads; Photography; and Scale Models.
Registration for the 2018 pre-Fair contests has officially begun, with a deadline of Friday, July 20 to submit entry forms and fees. Contestants can submit their entries via mail by July 20. Hand deliver items to the Creative Arts Building on August 10 – 12 from 9 am to 5 pm. Only one entry per person may be submitted within each category. In the following weeks, entries will be judged and contestants will receive notification once the results are finalized. Entries that are awarded a ribbon will be on display during the 2018 State Fair of Texas.
For all contest details, download the 2018 Creative Arts Handbook at BigTex.com. New contests have been added, some previous ones have been combined or removed, in addition to other updates.