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LOCATION: OZ GALLERY BUILDING

SUPERINTENDENT: Kathy Dunn, Hutchinson, KS (620) 200-0442

FINE ARTS OFFICE: Sept. 4 - 18 (620) 669-3865


ENTRY DEADLINE - AUGUST 15TH
ALL PAYMENTS ARE DUE, INCLUDING ADVANCE TICKETS, BY ENTRY DEADLINE DATE


FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULE – OZ GALLERY

Aug 15

Entry Deadline -paperwork or online entry (Must be postmarked by Aug 15)

Aug 16 – 25

Entries still accepted with a $5.00 late fee per item

After Aug 25

Entries still accepted with a $25.00 late fee per item

Sept 4

Receiving Entries 9:00 am – 5:00 pm & Pick-up of advanced ordered tickets

Sept 5

Receiving Entries 9:00 am – 8:00 pm & Pick-up of advanced ordered tickets

Sept 6

Receiving Entries 9:00 am – 11:00 & Pick-up of advanced ordered tickets. ** Nothing will be accepted after the stated receiving hours

Sept 7

Judging

Sept 8

Judging

Sept 17

Entries are released as of 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm **No early releases

Sept. 18

Entries picked up between 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

After Sept 18

Must contact KSF Admin Office to make arrangements (620) 669-3881, (620) 669-3621 or (620) 669-3600. Remaining items should be picked up within 1 week from the closing of the fair

*NEW TIMES: Please review the above schedule closely. DO NOT miss your deadline as this will waive your right for any advance discounted tickets you may have purchased. Only items mailed in will be allowed to arrive earlier than the stated receiving hours. Items brought to the fairgrounds in advance will not be accepted.

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ADVANCE PURCHASED TICKETS: Exhibitor tickets purchased at time of entry will only be issued to the exhibitor upon the receipt of their item(s). For any reason, should exhibitors miss the designated receiving hours or choose not to bring their entry/entries, exhibitors waive your right to receive ordered tickets. The Kansas State Fair has a “No Refund Policy”. All advance purchased exhibitor / gate tickets must be “paid in full” by August 15th. If payment has not been made by the August 15th deadline, tickets will not be issued.

KANSAS STATE FAIR OFFERS.............................................$ 2,620 .00

SPONSORS OFFER..............................................................$ 3,536 .00

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Sponsors

Antique Club - Hutchinson, KS Arlington Lions Club - Arlington, KS Brigman Studio - Hutchinson, KS
Glenn & Pat Biberstein - Hutchinson, KS Christopher Britton & Steven Hawkins - Hutchinson, KS John & Karen Buser - Arlington, KS
Chaney Family - Hutchinson, KS Delos V Smith Senior Wood Carvers - Hutchinson, KS Deming Photo, Inc.- Hutchinson, KS
Derby China Painters Club - Augusta, KS Dunn Family - Plevna, KS Flint Hills China Painters - Emporia, KS
Flying Saucer China Club - Wichita, KS Frank's Frame Shop - Hutchinson, KS Great Plains Wood Carvers - Wichita, KS
Les Hastings - Wichita, KS
Kansas Association of Straw Artists Kansas Council Genealogical Society - Topeka, KS
Kansas Federation of China Decorators - Wellington, KS
Kansas Federation of Porcelain Artists, Inc. - El Dorado, KS Kansas Wheat Commission - Manhattan, KS
Kansas Wheathearts Decorative Painters - Valley Center, KS Kansas World Org of China Painters Kiwanis Club of Hutchinson - Lawrence, KS
Kuykendall Family - Wichita, KS
McPherson China Highlights - McPherson, KS Lora Meirowsky - El Dorado, KS
Military Order of the Cootie & Auxiliary Pilcher Family - Valley Center Prairie Sunbonnett Doll Club - Hutchinson, KS
Reno Genealogical Society - Hutchinson, KS John Rhoads - Wichita, KS
Salt City Miniatures - Hutchinson, KS
Salt City Photography - Hutchinson, KS
South Kansas WoodTurners Sunflower Club - Wichita, KS
Wichita Wheat Weavers Guild Dick Wiens - Hutchinson, KS
Woodworkers Guild


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PLEASE READ RULES AND SECTIONS CAREFULLY AS SEVERAL CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE AND MANY NEW CLASSES HAVE BEEN ADDED


DEFINITIONS:

ORIGINAL - Refers to “you” as the artist

AMATEUR - A person who gives their personal time in pursuit of making art. They do not sell their work regularly as a business.

DIGITAL GICELÉE PAINTING - Original Art is an original digital drawing or painting created by an artist using software such as Art Rage, Gimp, Photo Shop, Corel Painter, etc., with either a tablet and stylus or a mouse. This may be printed on a stretched canvas, a canvas board, or canvas paper which has been framed.

GICELÉE REPRODUCTION OF ORIGINAL ART - is a printed copy of an artist's original painting or drawing that has been printed on a canvas using digital devices such as computers, scanners, printers, or printing services. This may be printed on stretched canvas, a canvas board, or canvas paper which has been framed.

DIGITAL GICELÉE PAINTING OR GICELÉE REPRODUCTION OF ORIGINAL ART - Embellished is an original digital giclée painting, drawing, or reproduction of original art that has been printed on a canvas using digital devices which has been embellished using paint, brush strokes, varnish, etc., to add texture, dimensions, or interest. This may be printed on stretched canvas, canvas board, or canvas paper which has been framed.




All entries are subject to the Kansas State Fair General Rules in addition to any department, division or class rules listed



  1. Subject matter must be original and not copies. Entries must be the work of the exhibitor with work being done since the 2016 State Fair.
  2. Entries will not be judged in "Crafts Not Listed" or “Not Specified” if there is a class for that item.
  3. Exhibitor can only win and be paid for one placing per class.
  4. Each article in a collection or plural exhibit must show the exhibitor's name and class of competition.
  5. All drawings and art work must be securely mounted with tabs for hanging. All school artwork entered will be stapled to a display board & must be mounted on construction paper or light weight poster board. Do not use expensive mats.
  6. Art work in frames or on stretchers must have wire or eyes for hanging. Do not use nailed on hangers or masking tape - Classes in Divisions 4 & 100.
  7. Shipped Items - Shipping charges on all exhibits must be prepaid. Packages should be addressed to: Kansas State Fair, Competitive Exhibits Department, 2000 N. Poplar, Hutchinson, KS 67502. ATTN: Fine Arts Department. SUFFICIENT POSTAGE, PREPAID LABEL, MONEY ORDER, CHECK OR CASH TO COVER COST OF INSURANCE AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR RETURN SHIPPING SHOULD BE ATTACHED TO THE ENTRY FORM. When mailing contains multiple entries, please attach (by pin) exhibitor's name for proper identification.
  8. Our primary audience consists of family and youth. We reserve the right to reject any entry that may be considered objectionable by that audience.
  9. All exhibits will receive the best care and protection in their surroundings. They are at all times subject to owner's risk and in no event will the department or the OZ Building be responsible for any damage that may occur. All exhibits will be displayed at the discretion of the Fine Arts Department.

Merit Awards - There are (10) special awards available for all entries in any school age art class. Winners of these awards must provide their social security number in order to receive payment.

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Division 1 - 2nd Grade and Under - School Age Arts & Crafts

To be mounted on construction paper or light-weight poster board. No framed art, canvas or mat boards. Cannot exceed 16” x 20”

Class


01

Art - Any student with a disability. Any subject matter

07

Craft - Ceramic, commercial mold; stained & glazed

02

Art - Color Marker

08

Craft - Legos - Original Design, securely on a sturdy base 0 10" x 10" max. Kits are allowed

03

Art - Crayon or Oil Pastel

09

Craft - Modeling; clay, plaster, dough, etc., - no loose pieces

04

Art - Mixed Media

10

Craft - Original craft not listed

05

Art Paint

11

Craft - Weaving

06

Craft - Any student with a disability. Any subject matter


Division 2 - 3rd - 5th Grade - School Age Arts & Crafts

To be mounted on construction paper or light-weight poster board. No framed art, canvas or mat boards. Cannot exceed 16” x 20”

Class


01

Art - Any student with a disability. Any subject matter

08

Craft - Any student with a disability. Any subject matter.

02

Art - Color Marker

09

Craft - Ceramic, commercial mold; stained & glazed

03

Art - Color Pencil

10

Craft - Jazzy Jar - Quart Jar w/lid decorated using current Fair theme: "Get Your Fair On"

04

Art - Crayon or Oil Pastel

11

Craft - Legos - Original Design, securely on a sturdy base - 10" x 10" max. No kits.

05

Art - Mixed Media

12

Craft - Modeling; clay, plaster, dough, etc. - no loose pieces

06

Art - Original Art Not Listed

13

Craft - Original craft not listed

07

Art - Paint

14

Craft - Paper Plate Wearable Mask


Division 3 - 6th - 8th Grade - School Age Arts & Crafts

To be mounted on construction paper or light-weight poster board. No framed art, canvas or mat boards. Cannot exceed 16” x 20”

Class

01

Art - Any student with a disability. Any subject matter

08

Craft - Any student with a disability. Any subject matter

02

Art - Color Marker

09

Art - Paint

03

Art - Color Pencil

10

Craft - Ceramic, commercial mold; stained & glazed

04

Art - Crayon or Oil Pastel

11

Craft - Free Form Clay

05

Art - Mixed Media

12

Craft - Jazzy Jar - Quart Jar w/lid decorated using current Fair theme: "Get Your Fair On"

06

Art - Original Art Not Listed

13

Craft - Legos - Original Design, securely on a sturdy base - 10” x 10” max. No kits


07

Art - Original Computer Design, any subject

14

Craft - Original craft not listed


Division 4 - 9th - 12th Grade - School Age Arts & Crafts

Frames and Stretchers Only - Not to exceed 30" including frame. Must have wire or eyes for hanging. Do not use nailed on hangers or masking tape. No single mats or heavy pieces.

Stretcher canvas edges must be finished, with no raw edges. Canvas boards may also be framed. Entries can be matted within a frame. If needed, Giclée definitions are provided at the beginning of the section.

Class


01

Art - Any student with a disability. Any subject matter

13

Craft - Any student with a disability. Any subject matter

02

Art - Abstract - Non-objective any Medium

14

Art - Oil or Acrylic Still Life

03

Art - Digital Giclee Embellished Painting

15

Art - Original Computer Design, any subject

04

Art - Digital Giclee Painting

16

Art - Scratch Board (no kits allowed)

05

Art - Drawing, Any Crayon or Oil Pastel

17

Art - Water Color - Tempera Any Other Subject

06

Art - Drawing, Any Subject, Charcoal or Pencil

18

Art - Water Color - Tempera Landscape

07

Art - Drawing, Any Subject, Color Marker or Pencil

19

Art - Water Color - Tempera Still Life

08

Art - Drawing, Any Subject, Ink


20

Craft - Ceramic, commercial mold; stained & Glazed

09

Art - Giclee Original Art or Reproduction

21

Craft - Free Form Clay

10

Art - Mixed Media

22

Craft - Jazzy Jar - Quart Jar w/lide decorated using current Fair theme: "Get Your Fair On"

11

Art - Oil or Acrylic Any Other Subject

23

Craft - Legos - Original Design, securely on a sturdy base - 10" x 10" max. No kits

12

Art - Oil or Acylic Landscape

24

Craft - Original craft not listed


Division 400 - Amateur Art

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $7, 2nd - $5, 3rd – ribbon. An additional $50 gift certificate will be awarded to class 17. Best of Show will receive $15 & Rosette

– Frames and Stretchers Only – No Mats (Matting within a frame is acceptable). Do not exceed 30" including frame. No heavy frames or heavy glass.

Stretcher Canvas edges must be finished, with no raw edges. If needed, Giclée definitions are provided at the beginning of the section.

Class


01

Abstract - Non-objective any Medium

10

Oil - Acrylic Any Other Subject

02

Cartoons / Caricatures - Any Medium

11

Oil - Acrylic Figure or Portrait - Human

03

Drawing Any Subject, Charcoal, Pencil

12

Oil - Acrylic Landscape or Marine

04

Drawing Any Subject, Ink

13

Oil - Acrylic Still Life

05

Drawing Any Subject, Pastel or Crayon

14

Water Color - Tempera Any Other Subject

06

Giclee - Digital Painting or Reproduction of Original Art Embellished

15

Water Color Tempera Figure or Portrait - Human

07

Giclee - Digital Painting - Original Art

16

Water Color - Tempera Landscape or Marine

08

Giclee - Reproduction of Original Art

17

Water Color - Tempera Still Life

09

Mixed Media and Print, Any Subject


Division 401 - Antiques & Collectibles (*Item Must Be 50 Years or Older)

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $7, 2nd - $5, 3rd – ribbon. *Exception – 1st place in class 02 will receive $17 and class 07 - $12 . Best of Show will receive $68 & Rosette

  1. Entries will not be judged if entered in other than their specified category.
  2. Sets must be entered together. A single piece of a set may be entered in single article category, but remainder of set will be "for show" only; or the set may be entered in its specified category as a "collection" in the appropriate collections class ( Division 402, Classes 1 – 12).
  3. Need to bring plate holders, jewelry holders, or easels for plates, bowls, plaques, etc.
  4. Articles previously winning awards at the Kansas State Fair are not eligible for re-entry. If your article has never received an award, you can enter the same article twice but then it is no longer eligible for re-entry.
  5. Due to limited space, there is a limit of (2) two single items per class.

Class

01

Single Item - Advertising

12

Single Item - Old Photograph - *Must be the original print; framed and ready for hanging

02

Single Item - Brass, Copper, Pewter, or Iron

13

Single Item - Paper Item

03

Single Item - China

14

Single Item - Pottery or Majolica

04

Single Item - Clear Glass (including decorated/opalescent, etc.)

15

Single Item - Quilt or Coverlet

05

Single Item - Colored Glass (including decorated/opalescent, etc.)

16

Single Item - Stoneware or Crockery

06

Single Item - Depression Glass

17

Single Item - Tool

07

Single Item - Doll with stand

18

Single Item - Toy or Children’s Item

08

Single Item - Heirloom Article / Jewelry - Provenance or history attached

19

Single Item - United States Currency, Coins & Tokens

09

Single Item - Jewelry (one piece only) with display/holder

20

Single Item - Wooden Article

10

Single Item - Lamp

21

Single Item - Not Specified Item

11

Single Item - Milk Glass, Custard Glass, Opaque Glass


Division 402 - Antiques & Collectibles (*Item Must Be 50 Years or Older)

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $7, 2nd - $5, 3rd – ribbon. *Exception – 1st place in class 06 will receive $17 and class 03 - $12 . Best of Show will receive $68 & Rosette

**Need to bring plate holders, jewelry holders, or easels for plates, bowls, plaques, etc. Due to limited space, there is a limit of (1) one collection per class .

Class

01

3 - 6 Items per Collection - China

07

3 - 6 Items per Collection - Milk Glass, Custard Glass, Opaque Glass


02

3 - 6 Items per Collection - Depression Glass

08

3 - 6 Items per Collection - Other than listed items; not specified

03

3 - 6 Items per Collection - Dolls with stands

09

3 - 6 Items per Collection - Pottery or Majolica

04

3 - 6 Items per Collection - Glass (other than class 02 or 07)

10

3 - 6 Items per Collection - Tools

05

3 - 6 Items per Collection - Jewelry Set with display / holder

11

3 - 6 Items per Collection - Toys or Children’s Items

06

3 - 6 Items per Collection - Kansas State Fair Items

12

3 - 6 Items per Collection - Vases, Pitcher or Toothpick Holders


DECORATIVE ARTS

**Premiums awarded for the all Decorative Arts (Div. 403 - 406) will be paid after the closing of of the Fair directly from the sponsor - Kansas Wheatheart Decorative Painters. They are as follows:

1st - $15, 2nd - $10 and 3rd - $5. Best of Show in each division will receive $25 & Rosette


Remember.........signature cannot be apparent. If signed, signatures must be covered.

Decorative Painting - This is a teachable form of art which is considered a learned skill. Decorative painters generally have no previous or known painting skills prior to learning it as a skill. Entries may be painted on any usable surface or object, using any painting medium, including oils, acrylics, watercolor, textile/fabric paint, glass paint, and colored pencils. Drawing and/or design skills are an advantage, but not required. Entries may be painted individually or in a class with an instructor. All painting must be exclusively by the artist without any mechanical assistance or duplication.


Division 403 - Decorative Art - Beginners (3 years or less)

Class

01

Beginners - 3 years or less - Acrylic

02

Beginners - 3 years or less - Oil


Division 404 - Decorative Art - Amateur (Personal Pleasure)

Class


01

Amateur - BIrds & Wildlife

06

Amateur - Holiday

02

Amateur - Color Pencil

07

Amateur - Landscape painted on functional as well as other

03

Amateur - Decorative Painting

08

Amateur - Rosemaling

04

Amateur - Floral

09

Amateur - Still Life

05

Amateur - Folk Art


Division 405 - Decorative Art - Advanced Amateur

Advanced Amateur (makes less than $500). Anyone receiving two best of shows in the last (3) three years in Amateur must enter in the Advanced Amateur.

Class


01

Advanced Amateur - Birds & Wildlife

06

Advanced Amateur - Holiday

02

Advanced Amateur - Color Pencil

07

Advanced Amateur - Landscape

03

Advanced Amateur - Decorative Painting

08

Advanced Amateur - Rosemaling

04

Advanced Amateur - Floral

09

Advanced Amateur - Still Life

05

Advanced Amateur - Folk Art


Division 406 - Decorative Art - Certified / Advanced

Entrant must be a CDA, MDA, TDA, or earn over $500 annually from painting skills or from teaching decorative painting. Artists in the Certified / Advance category have developed professional skills in design, painting, and drawing. Although not required, entries in this category may be an original design by the artist.

Class


01

Certified / Advanced - Birds & Wildlife

06

Certified / Advanced - Holiday

02

Certified / Advanced - Color Pencil

07

Certified / Advanced - Landscape

03

Certified / Advanced - Decorative Painting

08

Certified / Advanced - Rosemaling

04

Certified / Advanced - Floral

09

Certified / Advanced - Still Life

05

Certified / Advanced - Folk Art



PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES


KANSAS DISTRICT OF KIWANIS - KIWANIS CLUB OF HUTCHINSON sponsors classes for individuals with a disability who have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more "major life activities", has a record of such impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment.

Premiums awarded for divisions 407 – 410 are 1st - $7, 2nd - $5, 3rd - $5, 4th - $4, 5th - $4, 6th - $3, 7th - $3 and 8th - $2. Best of Show in each division will receive $10 & Rosette and Runner-up Best of Show $8 & Rosette

  1. ALL entries in this division must be done on a Fine Arts entry form or done as an individual entry online. School forms will no longer be accepted for these particular classes.
  2. Each individual must have a separate entry form. The Life Coach cannot enter under their name or put all entries on one form. All entries in these divisions must follow the August 15th deadline date.
  3. Exhibits must be made within the past year.

Division 407 - Adaptive / Resourse (formerly EMH)

Class


01

Ceramic, Modeling Clay or Dough

05

Project using felt, fabric, buttons, yarn or beads

02

Drawing. Cannot exceed 16" x 20"

06

Project using wood or wooden sticks

03

Holiday Decoration - any style, any holiday

07

Miscellaneous

04

Painting. Cannot exceed 16" x 20" (including frame and/or canvas)



Division 408 - Physical

Class


01

Ceramic, Modeling Clay or Dough

05

Any project using wood or wooden sticks

02

Decorated or Painted Apparel (shirts, scarves, etc.)

06

Any project using felt, fabric, buttons, yarn or beads

03

Item made from recycled materials

07

Miscellaneous

04

Holiday Decoration - any style, any holiday


Division 409 - Functional Skills (formerly SMH)

Class


01

Ceramic, Modeling Clay or Dough

05

Project using felt, fabric, buttons, yarn or beads

02

Drawing. Cannot exceed 16" x 20"

06

Project using wood or wooden sticks

03

Holiday Decoration - any style, any holiday

07

Miscellaneous

04

Painting. Cannot exceed 16" x 20" (including frame and/or canvas)


Division 410 - Modified (formerly TMH)

Class


01

Ceramic, Modeling Clay or Dough

05

Project using felt, fabric, buttons, yarn or beads

02

Drawing. Cannot exceed 16" x 20"

06

Project using wood or wooden sticks

03

Holiday Decoration - any style, any holiday

07

Miscellaneous

04

Painting. Cannot exceed 16" x 20" (including frame and/or canvas)


Division 411- Dolls as Art

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $6, 2nd - $4 and 3rd – ribbon. Class 06 will award 1st - $15, 2nd - $10 and 3rd - $5

Class


01

Commercial pattern from cloth - with credit to the designer

04

Original from mixed medium - all mediums from artists concept

02

Commercial pattern from mixed medium - with credit to the designer

05

Wearable Doll Art - doll to be worn as an accessory item, not more than 6" in length

03

Original from cloth - from artist's concept

06

2017 Theme Doll Challenge is -- "The Wizard of Oz Characters"

**Winner of class 06 – Themed doll, will select 2018 theme but will not be eligible to enter that class until 2019


Division 412 - Duct Tape

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $25, 2nd - $15 and 3rd - $10

  1. Each exhibitor may enter only one item per class.
  2. Create an item using duct tape. Item must be made with 90% duct tape (any color allowed)
  3. Create your own class is an opportunity to show creativity. Item should be made with a good clean wholesome nature. No vulgar or suggestive decorations will be allowed.

Judging Criteria: 40% Workmanship - 30% Creativity - 20% Appearance - 10% Difficulty

Class


01

Create Your Own

02

Wearable Items


Division 413 - Genealogy

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $7, 2nd - $5 and 3rd - ribbon. *Exception -1st in class 05 will receive $35. Overall Best Document will be awarded $25 & Rosette

  1. Evaluation of entry will include organization of material, sequence, bibliography, documentation, explanation or numbering system, etc.
  2. Facts must be primary documentation done by exhibitor. Entries not documented will not be considered for placing. Class # 04 will only be considered back as far as documented.
  3. Photos, maps and other special items may be included to add interest.
  4. Appropriate distinction between fact and family tradition of hearsay must be noted.
  5. Content, organization, sequence, documentation, distinction between fact and family tradition, pictures identified, mechanics and grammar, development, language, primary documentation by exhibitor.

Additional criteria for the following classes in this Division :

Class 01 & 02 : Follow good writing. Explain numbering system. Provides charts as appropriate. Incorporates

charts to clarify. Index of sources and individuals.

Class 03 : Computer program identified. Index of sources and individuals.

Class 04 : Identifies specific line. Proves connection sequence. Line documented back to _________.

Class 05 : Uses form appropriate for age. Uses form appropriate for content. Complier linked in entry.

Class 06 : Any color 11” x 14” light weight poster board. No frames. Any size photo; black & white or color. Must be (3) three generations with exhibitor within the (3) three generations. Label each photo appropriately.

Class

01

Complete Genealogy - published (bound book to include spiral or spring binder)

05

Junior Division Genealogy - unpublished. Must be 18 years of age or under

02

Complete Genealogy - unpublished (genealogy is in ring binder or similar containment)

06

Photo Family Tree - Youth Division - Ages 18 and under

03

Computer Generated Narrative Genealogy generated by a specific computer genealogy program.

07

Photo Family Tree - Adult Division - Ages 19 and older

04

Any bloodline / farthest back timeline. Specific line must be indicated on both sides.



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HAND PAINTED CHINA

Premiums awarded for Hand Painted China are Juniors – 1st - $3, 2nd & 3rd ribbons only. Remaining divisions 1st - $5, 2nd - $3 and 3rd - ribbon. Best of Show in all divisions, except Juniors, will receive $10 & a Rosette

No seminar pieces may be entered. Exhibitors should bring their own marked plate holders. Some large paintings may have to be hung so as to be displayed attractively. To enter this division, the porcelain china must have been fired one or more times in a kiln at a minimum of 1238-degree Fahrenheit. You MUST bring stands for cups and saucer and stands for exhibiting jewelry. Signatures are to be covered up if visible. Only 1 entry per class.


Division 414 - Hand Painted China - Juniors

Juniors Division is for individuals 18 and under

Class


01

Any Subject - Ages 8 and under

02

Any Subject - Ages 14 - 18


Division 415 - Hand Painted China - Beginners

Beginners Division is for individuals ages 19 and up who have been painting for 4 years or less


Class

01

Flower

03

Other subject not listed

02

Fruit


Division 416 - Hand Painted China - Intermediate

Intermediate Division is for individuals with 5-10 years painting experience
Class

01

Animal

06

Holiday

02

Bird

07

Landscape

03

Bisque Piece, Any subject

08

Other subject not listed

04

Flower

09


Porcelain Jewelry

05

Fruit or Vegetable

10

Portrait


Division 417 - Hand Painted China - Advanced Amateur

Advanced Amateur Division is for individuals with over 10 years of experience and not selling regularly. Instructors cannot compete in this division

Class

01

Animal

08

Landscape

02

Bird

09

Luster or Gold Embelishments

03

Bisque Piece, Any subject

10

Other subject not listed

04

Dresden

11

Porcelain Jewelry

05

Flower

12

Portrait

06

Fruit


13

Raised paste or enamel (includes flow enamel)

07

Holiday


Division 418 - Hand Painted China - Instructors and Professionals

Instructors and Professional Division is for individuals with 4 or more years teaching or selling regularly

Class

01

Animal

08

Landscape

02

Bird

09

Luster and/or Gold

03

Bisque Piece, Any subject

10

Other subject not listed (example: fantasy, movie themes, penwork, zentangle)

04

Dresden

11

Porcelain Jewelry or Miniatures

05

Flower

12

Portrait

06

Fruit


13

Raised paste or enamel (includes flow enamel)

07

Holiday


Division 419 - Junk Art

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $20, 2nd - $15 and 3rd - $10. People’s Choice winner will receive $10

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder". Create a sculpture using old, rusty, weathered items you find around the garage or farm such as nuts & bolts, nails, wire, tools, salvaged items, even automotive parts. No size requirements or limitations. Item must be free standing.

Class

01

Junk Art Sculpture


Division 420 - Lego® Brick Building Contest - On Site - Saturday, September 16, 2017

Premiums awarded for this division are Classes 01 & 02 1st - $25, 2nd - $15 and 3rd - $10. Class 03 1st - $30, 2nd - $15 and 3rd $10. Best of Show receives a Rosette

*ENTRY FEE:$5.00 Pre-entry is required by August 15th. **Limited space available

On day of contest, check-in at Oz Gallery Building, Fine Arts office located at the west end of building. Parents must be available on-site during the competition, but are not allowed in the competition area during the contest.


01

Ages 7 - 9

Check In: 8:15 am – 8:45 am

Contest begins at 9:00 am

02

Ages 10 – 12

Check In: 9:45 am – 10:15 am

Contest begins at 10:30 am

03

Family / Team *Limit 3 persons due to space limitations

Check in 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm

Contest begins at 1:00 pm


Exhibitor must provide own building materials. Tables will be provided. Exhibitor will have three feet of table space.

  1. Use LEGO® brand bricks and pieces (or compatible ones such as Mega Bloks). Specialized pieces from themed sets (LEGO® City, Star Wars, Creator, etc.) are allowed.
  2. One entry per participant or family / team allowed. Exhibitors may enter in the individual competition and be part of the family/team build.
  3. Exhibitors competing in the family/team build will be competing for single prize.
  4. Get your Fair On and build something showing us Your Favorite Thing at the Fair ”. Make whatever you want as long as it is no larger than 15” in length, width or height, and is your own creation, NOT a kit, a set, or a design someone else made. No marking or painting on pieces, and no sketches, drawings or blueprints are allowed in the competition area. The use of a cell phone, tablet, or photo for reference and / or directions is also prohibited. Judge appreciates "basic" bricks used creatively!
  5. Exhibitors must use some kind of baseplate under the creation to make it easy to transport. It can be a LEGO® brand baseplate, a sturdy piece of cardboard, or something similar, as long as it is no larger than 15" in any direction, and keeps the display securely in place. Models must be secure enough to move.
  6. To ensure fairness, exhibitors will be required to build their model on site.
  7. Building pieces cannot be separated into individual bags or containers. All pieces must be together in one container.
  8. Each individual / team will have a set time limit of ONE HOUR to create their masterpiece.
  9. No on-site assistance will be permitted during the competition; no one but the exhibitor is permitted within the area in which the competition is held.
  10. All models will be judged based on originality, creativity, detail and design.
  11. Winning entries will be displayed at the Fair and available for pick-up Sunday, September 17 at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Other entries may or may not be displayed during the fair, based on availability of space. Non-winning entries should be picked up same day of contest after enjoying the Fair. The Kansas State Fair is not responsible for damaged or lost property.
  12. The judge's decision is final .


Division 421 - Metal Work

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $7, 2nd - $5 and 3rd - ribbon

Class

01

Jewelry; any metal – including enamel

02

Other use of metal – including enamel


Division 422 - Miniatures - Suitable for use in a Doll House

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $7, 2nd - $4 and 3rd - $3. Best of Show $10 & Rosette. **Payments will be made directly from sponsor.

Maximum Size: 21” deep x 26” wide x 21” high. Judged on detail, creative image, and quality of craftsmanship.

Class

01

Youth division age 14 and under

05

1” Scale – Doll House – 3 Rooms or more

02

¼” Scale - Doll House - 3 Rooms or more

06

1” Scale – Glass Dome

03

¼” Scale - Glass Dome

07

1” Scale – Miniature Room Box

04

¼” Scale – Miniature Room Box

08

6” and smaller – Miniature Doll


Division 423 - Miscellaneous

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $7, 2nd - $4 and 3rd - ribbon. Best of Show $12 & Rosette and Best of Show Runner Up $8 & Rosette

Class

01

100% Recycled Craft

07

Snowglobe - made with a mason jar and using current Fair theme "Get Your Fair On"

02

Fused Glass, Plate, Etc.

08

Stained Glass

03

Holiday Craft created using foil

09

Stamping Project or Scrap Booking

04

Jewelry; beads, crocheted, etc. - excludes metals

10

Wreaths (materials cannot include any wheat or flowers). Maximum size is 24" .

05

Leather Craft

11

Zipper Craft

06

Original craft not listed


Division 424 - Outside Items / Decorations

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $7, 2nd - $5 and 3rd - $2

**These items do not need to be weather resistant

Class

01

Birdhouse – made by youth 18 and under only

02

Outside Ornament, decoration or stepping stone– No Kits Allowed


Division 425 - Fancy Feet

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $7, 2nd - $5 and 3rd - $2. Best of Shoe receives $10 & Rosette

For indoor/outdoor use and do not need to be weather resistant. Be creative! Have fun !

Class

01

Fancy Feet - Decorated Shoe (ONE ONLY) - Any type, dress, sandal or flip flop, etc.

03

Fancy Feet - Decorated Sports Shoe (ONE ONLY) - Any sports style shoe

02

Fancy Feet - Decorated Boot (ONE ONLY) - Cowboy boot, rain wear or snow wear, etc.


Division 426 - Pet "101"

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $5, 2nd - $3 and 3rd - ribbon

Make an educational poster telling us about your pet. Poster should include a picture of your pet (drawn or photo), animals name, breed, description of daily care, your favorite thing about him or her, and anything else you might want to add. Size – minimum 8 1/2" x 11", maximum 11” x 14”. Only 1 entry allowed per person.

Class


01

Pet “101” - Educational Poster - Youths only - Ages 18 and under


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Photography formatting for the Kansas State Fair is not always the same as your County Fair requirements. Any item not following the State Fair requirements will not be accepted at check in.


Drymount is recommended, but not required

ONLY 8" x 10" photos will be accepted. A drymount or matted photo will be allowed in a 11" x 14" mat. Photos must remain at the original 8" x 10" size. Photos must be securely mounted upon mats, (not poster board). Hangers will be provided. ***NO FRAMES. Mat can be of any color

***Please limit your photos: (2) photos per class, per exhibitor

Judging Criteria:

  • Post Processing limited to dark room only
  • Dodge & Burn - Lighten & Darken
  • Sharpen or Blur - Contrast
  • No color changes; no masking
  • Convert to black & white allowed
  • Cloning out lens or camera spots only
  • No adding or subtracting items within photo


* Know the law: Trespassing on private railroad property is illegal. Please be creative on how photos are obtained.


Division 427 - Photography - Juniors - 18 and under

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $7, 2nd - $6 and 3rd - $5. Best of Show will receive $10 & Rosette

Class

01

Doors - Color

04

Sports (Action Shots Only) - Color

02

My County Fair - Color (must list County on front with label)

05

School’s Out - Color

03

Railroad Tracks – Black & White (see above note)


Division 428 - Photography - Amateur Division

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $10, 2nd - $7 and 3rd - $5. Best of Show will receive $25, Best of Show Runner Up $18 and Honorable Mention $11 plus Rosettes

Class

01

Kansas Landmarks – Color (must list name & location on mat front with label)

05

Railroad Tracks – Black & White (see above note)

02

Kansas Landscapes – Color (Natural Scenery. No yards or gardens)

06

Raindrops - Color

03

Kansas Storefronts - Color

07

Shadows – Black & White

04

Night Scene - Color



Division 429 - Kansas Wheat Photography Contest

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $150, 2nd - $100, 3rd - $75, 4th - $50 and 5th - $35

The Kansas Wheat Photo Contest is for photographs featuring all phases of the wheat industry. These color photographs will be used to promote Kansas as America's No. 1 Wheat State. All Kansans - amateur and professional photographers - are invited to capture the story of Kansas wheat. All entries become property of the Kansas Wheat Commission, but the commission does not purchase exclusive rights.

  1. Contestants are limited to two entries but can only win one placing.
  2. Any subject featuring wheat may be entered: seeding, storage, wheat fields, harvest, custom crews, grain trade, milling, wheat products, baking and more. Photos of wheat during winter and spring time would be helpful.
  3. Please print as glossy or matte prints. 8” x 10” prints when matted are 11” x 14”. A panoramic print 5” x 15” matted can be no larger than 10” x 20”. No frames allowed.
  4. Digital photographs are required. Please save the digital image to a jump drive or CD which is to be included with your entry . Please label the entry with your name, hometown and e-mail address, if available.
  5. Photographs must be taken by the person making the entry, but the contestant need not have processed the film or photographic print. No "signed" prints may be entered. The photographs may have been taken at any time, entered in other contests and / or previously published.
  6. Published photographs will be credited. Any Kansas resident is eligible to enter except employees and board members of the Kansas Wheat Commission or Kansas Association of Wheat Growers and their families.

Judging is based on the advertisement of Kansas Wheat


Class

01

Kansas Wheat Photography


Division 430 - Porcelain

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $7, 2nd - $4 and 3rd – ribbon. Best of Show receives $5 & Rosette

Judged on quality and craftsmanship; lifelike / natural

Class

01

Doll, All Porcelain

03

Doll, Modern; Porcelain head, cloth, composition, or porcelain body

02

Doll, Antique Reproduction; cloth, leather or composition body


Division 431 - Pottery

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $7, 2nd - $4 and 3rd – ribbon. Best of Show receives $12 & Rosette

Class

01

Ceramic, commercial mold; glazed and underglazed

05

Miscellaneous Ceramic

02

Ceramic, commercial mold; overglazed

06

Patriot Theme

03

Ceramic, commercial mold; stain, dry brush or base coat

07

Unusual Art Glazes combined

04

Free Form, Hand Molded


08

Wheel Piece


Division 432 - Scherenschnitte

Premiums awarded for this division are - 1st - $7, 2nd - $5 and 3rd – ribbon

Scherenschnitte means “scissor cuts” in German, the art of paper cutting into decorative designs. Must be mounted on colored paper and framed. Cannot exceed an 8" x 10". Freestanding is accepted.

Class

01

Youth – 18 and under. Animals, any

04

Adult - 19 and up. Holiday, any


02

Youth - 18 and under. Holiday, any

05

Adult - 19 and up. Planes, trains, automobiles, etc.

03

Adult – 19 and up. Any subject - Miscellaneous

06

Adult - 19 and up.Wildlife


Division 433 - Sculpture

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $7, 2nd - $4 and 3rd – ribbon

Class

01

Ceramic Clay

02

Not Specified


Division 434 - Shoebox Diorama - Explore Your Wild Side!

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $5, 2nd and 3rd – ribbon

This division is open only to Youths (Ages 18 and under). All items used, including lid, must be secured. Attach a fact card to top of box. Judging Criteria: Creativity, Content, Appearance & Materials used.

Class

01

Any theme, Ages 8-12

02


Any theme, Ages 13-18

Division 435 - Themed Tree

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $7, 2nd - $5 and 3rd – ribbon

Any “theme” and any color, artificial decorated tree. Requirements: 2 ½’ minimum, maximum 6’ including topper. If using lights, battery operated only (will be used for judging purposes only). Judging is on presentation, appeal, creativity & originality. Handmade or store decorations may be used. Tree may be assembled on-site after entry confirmation and placement designated.

Class

01

Themed Tree


Division 436 - War Time Memorabilia

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $7, 2nd - $5 and 3rd – ribbon. Best of Show receives $10 & Rosette

Class

01

Currency, war time currency from other countries

05

Photograph; Scenic, war time scenic photograph from other countries

02

Flag, any war time flag (judged on condition of flag)

06

Souvenir or item made from war time equipment or materials

03

Miscellaneous

07

Souvenir, war time item brought back from other countries

04

Photograph; Portrait, war time portrait photograph

08

Uniform


Division 437 - Wheat Weaving

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $7, 2nd - $4 and 3rd – ribbon. Best of Show receives $25 & Rosette and the Best of Show Runner Up receives $15 & Rosette

Class

01

3 Dimensional (Free Standing – Plaited or Marquetry)

07

Straw Pulp and / or Mixed Fiber Technique

02

Corsage / Pin

08

Swiss Work (Lace, Spreuer, Quilling, embellishments…)

03

First Year Beginner

09

Wall Hanging

04

Holiday Design

10

Wall Hanging – Frame – 2 Dimensional - Marquetry

05

Jewelry

11

Wall Hanging – Framed – 2 Dimensional - Plaited

06

Straw on Fabric


Division 438 - Woodcarving - Amateurs Only

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $7, 2nd - $4 and 3rd – ribbon. Best of Show receives $50 & Rosette and the Best of Show Runner Up receives $25 & Rosette

If you are an Instructor or regularly sell your work, you may not enter the categories below. Entries should be done in our Professional Arts Department.

Class

01

Beginning and/or youth carvers with less than 3 yrs experience

08

Realistic Animal, fish or reptile; bust or figure - single or group

02

Caricature; animal or human - group

09

Realistic Human; bust or figure - single or group

03

Caricature; animal or human - single

10

Relief – low or high

04

Carving from commercial rough out

11

Song bird, bird of prey or game bird; single or group

05

Duck or Shorebird, single or group

12

Wood Burning

06

Holiday Item

13

Woodcarving; instructor assisted


07

Miscellaneous; walking sticks, abstract, jewelry, stylized, chip, carving, etc.


Division 439- Woodturning - Amateurs Only

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $7, 2nd - $5 and 3rd – ribbon . Best of Show receives a Rosette

Class

01

Box with lid

05

Segmented Turning - closed


02

Bowl Turning - closed form

06

Spindle turning

03

Bowl Turning - open form

07

Woodturning - Any other turning

04

Segmented Turning - open



Division 440 - Woodwork - Amateurs Only

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $10, 2nd - $7 and 3rd – $5. Best of Show receives $50 & Rosette

Class

01

Decorative Box

05

Other Subject Not Listed


02

Fine Furniture

06

Rustic

03

Intarsia / Marquetry

07

Toy

04

Musical Instruments


Division 441 - Work Done by Persons 65 - 74

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $7, 2nd - $5 and 3rd – $4. Best of Show receives $15 & Rosette

Class

01

Art, any medium. Framed; Maximum 16" x 20"

04

Yarn work, weaving, stitchery

02

Grandchild Project; any item created with your grandchild. Please list child's age

05

Woodcraft


03

Original craft not listed


Division 442- Work Done by Persons Age 75 and over

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $7, 2nd - $5 and 3rd – $4. Best of Show receives $15 & Rosette

Class

01

Art, any medium. Framed; Maximum 16" x 20"

04

Yarn work, weaving, stitchery

02

Grandchild Project; any item created with your grandchild. Please list child's age

05

Woodcraft



03

Original craft not listed
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