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Aug. 22 – Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2024

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K-12 Competition

K-12 Competition

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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 2024 K-12 competition premium book will be available and registration will open on May 6.

Register Online

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 July 30, 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.

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: Monday, May 6
  • Registration closes: Tuesday, July 30, at 4:30 p.m.

Delivery of Exhibits

  • Individual Exhibits
    • Monday, Aug. 12, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Aug. 13, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Technology and Engineering Exhibits
    • Monday, Aug. 12, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Aug. 13, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

MAIL-IN REGISTRATION is available! All entries must be registered and received (not postmarked) by Tuesday, July 30, 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.

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

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

  • Wednesday, Sept. 4, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 5, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.


More Information

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