Statewide call for student exhibition entries for the 2019 Ohio State Fair


From fine arts to the culinary arts, the 2019 Ohio State Fair arts program includes hundreds of competitions, offering students unique opportunities to be recognized for their talents and compete for awards and prizes.
The 2019 Youth Arts Exhibition is a juried exhibition for students in grades 1-12. Individual prizes worth a total of more than $6,000 include a shopping spree for the school or home school affiliation with the most entries; gift card prizes; and art classes from the New Columbus College of Art & Design. The entry deadline for Youth Arts is June 20. More information on exhibition divisions, rules and prizes is available here.
Students also may submit entries in these general competition categories:

  • Fine Arts, offering more $20,000 in awards;
  • Culinary Arts: Cooking & Baking, offering more than $15,000 in awards; and
  • Arts, Crafts & Fashion, offering more than $13,000 in awards.
Please see the Ohio State Fair website for a full list of individual competitions in these general categories, including age guidelines and details on entry, judging and awards.