Photo of art competition in the Education Building

IMPORTANT NOTE: The following information pertains to the 2017 Minnesota State Fair.
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IMPORTANT NOTE: All entries must be registered BEFORE entry closing on Aug. 8 at 4:30 p.m.

The K-12 Competition presents an annual exhibition of the work of Minnesota students in Kindergarten through grade 12. Students entering in Individual Exhibits may submit a variety of items; projects conceived and executed at home as well as school projects are welcome. The Technology Education division includes works produced in shop class. In 2016, more than 3,800 items were entered and exhibited.

  • Individual Exhibits - drawings, paintings, sewing, jewelry, reports and creative writing.
  • Technology Education - architectural working drawings, photography, welding, woodworking, CO2 cars and solar boats.


The K-12 Competition premium book is available annually online the first Monday in May. For the most detailed information about delivery times, return of exhibit times, premiums, requirements and more, view the premium book on the right side of this page.

**NEW! Registration is REQUIRED!**

REGISTRATION: All individuals and teachers must register entries online or in person BEFORE entry closing on Aug. 8 at 4:30 p.m. If you need assistance, please contact the competition department at or (651) 288-4417.

Teachers who enter their students' work will have their completed tags mailed prior to delivery of exhibits. Parents/students will have tags and forms ready when items are delivered.


ONLINE REGISTRATION: Opens May 1; closes Aug. 8 at 4:30 p.m.

See a map of where to deliver exhibits.

  • Individual Exhibits
    • Monday, Aug. 14, 10 7 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Aug. 15, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Technology Education
    • Monday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Aug. 15, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Exhibits must be picked up from the Education Building (no exhibits will be released without entry form receipt).

  • Wednesday, Sept. 6, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For further information, please contact or (651) 288-4417.


Online registration closes on Aug. 8 at 4:30 p.m.

Please read the premium book rules before beginning online registration, as you are responsible for the important rules and conditions it contains regarding your entries. Read how to register before you begin.

Registration is now closed.


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Exhibitors entering in multiple division, please refer to the complete publication.

Exhibitors entering in one division; please refer to the section that applies.

Agriculture Technology can be found in the FFA Premium Book on the FFA page.


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