Skip to content

Aug. 26 – Labor Day, Sept. 6, 2021

133 Days 22 Hours 18 Mins

K-12 Competition

2021 K-12 Competition

All information is subject to change. To get the latest State Fair competition news in your inbox, join our email list.

The K-12 competition presents an annual exhibition of the work of Minnesota students in Kindergarten through grade 12. Students entering exhibits may submit a variety of items. Projects conceived and executed at home as well as school projects are welcome. The K-12 competition premium book will be available June 1.

    • Individual Exhibits – drawings, paintings, sewing, jewelry, reports, creative writing.
    • Technology Education – architectural working drawings, photography, welding, robots, CO2 cars, supermileage.

General Information

Links will become available as information is finalized.

Rules for Entry

Registration is REQUIRED!

Registration: All individuals and teachers must register entries online or in person BEFORE entry closing on Aug. 10 at 4:30 p.m. If you need assistance, please contact the competition department at competition@mnstatefair.org 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.

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.

Important Dates

  • Registration opens: June 7
  • Registration closes: Aug. 10 at 4:30 p.m.

Delivery of Exhibits

All dates are tentative. Subject to change based on state and local mandates.

  • Individual Exhibits
    • Monday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Technology Exhibits
    • Monday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Aug. 17, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

MAIL-IN REGISTRATION is available! All entries must be registered and received (not postmarked) by Tuesday, Aug. 10 at 4:30 p.m.

  1. Include with entry: 1) first name, last name, address and phone number; 2) list of class number(s) and a description of exhibit for each entry. Student name MUST be on project.
  2. Mail to: Competition Department – c/o: K-12 Competition, Minnesota State Fair, 1265 Snelling Ave. N., St. Paul, MN 55108.
  3. Paper confirmation of registered classes will be sent via USPS only if received prior to Aug. 1.

Note: Fragile items should be sent with care and extra packaging materials. The fair is not responsible for lost or damaged items.

Return of Exhibits

All dates are tentative. Subject to change based on state and local mandates.

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

  • Wednesday, Sept. 8, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Results

More Information

For further information, please contact competition@mnstatefair.org or 651-288-4417.

Stay current with the latest competition info

Get Competition Email Updates