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Aug. 23 – Labor Day, Sept. 3, 2018

66 Days 3 Hours 13 Mins

K-12 Competition

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 is available the first Monday in May.

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

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General Information

Rules for Entry

Registration is REQUIRED!

Registration: All individuals and teachers must register entries online or in person BEFORE entry closing on Aug. 7 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.

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Important Dates

  • Opens: May 7
  • Closes: Aug. 7 at 4:30 p.m.

Delivery of Exhibits

  • Individual Exhibits
    • Monday, Aug. 13, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Technology Exhibits
    • Monday, Aug. 13, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Return of Exhibits

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

  • Wednesday, Sept. 5, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 6, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

More Information

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

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