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Aug. 25 – Labor Day, Sept. 5, 2022

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Individual Exhibits FAQs

How do I enter the competition?

If you need help navigating the registration system, please see our written tutorial or video tutorial.

How much does it cost to enter the competition?

There is no fee to enter the K-12 competition.

Can I submit an entry that was executed two years ago?

No. All work must have been made within the past year.

What grade should I submit my entry under?

The grade classification is for the year most recently completed.

Does my submission have to be made in school?

No. Submissions just need to be made solely by a school-age exhibitor and are original pieces of work (i.e. home projects, scouts, mini camps, etc. are all accepted)

How many exhibits can I enter in each class?

Entries are limited to one (1) item per student in each class. Except division D classes 1002-1018, 1025; 1102-1118, 1125; 1202-1218, 1225 where students may enter two (2) items.

What are the framing requirements for photos (grades K-3) and artwork?

Ensure hanging hardware is secure and strong enough to hold the frame. Framed pictures must have the necessary hardware: picture wire or hanger hardware attached so the artwork may be hung from a metal hook. No tape accepted. Picture hanging directions differ from Individual Exhibits to Technology Exhibits. Please read rules and regulations carefully.

Am I required to frame my submission?

Framing is not required in the K-12 Individual Exhibits competition. All items smaller than 5” x 7” should be suitably mounted to prevent loss.

I can’t find the class to enter my photography or computer graphics, are they available?

All photography and computer graphics projects in 4th grade and above must be entered in K-12 Technology Exhibits competition.

How do I change the name or description of my entry after I have submitted my registration?

Please email competition@mnstatefair.org with your entry number and the changes you would like made.

I am not able to drop off my entries during the specified delivery dates. Can I drop them off earlier?

Exhibitors unable to bring exhibits to the Education Building during specified delivery dates and times may bring them to the competition office in the Admin Too Building, 1312 Cosgrove Street, Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., beginning July 18 through Aug. 9. No weekend deliveries and absolutely no exhibits will be accepted before July 18 due to limited space to store exhibits.

Please refer to the full rules for entry preparation for Individual Exhibits on page 2 of the premium book for further information.