Who: Kansas Residents, Adults age 18 and over, Pre-registration is recommended.
Limit: Two entries per exhibitor. $10 entry fee (per entry) will be charged for participation in the competition and paid online with registration or check/money order payable to the Kansas State Fair and mailed with your entry form by August 25. All pre-registered entries must be paid by the August 25 deadline.
Entries: Entries will be taken at the OZ Gallery, Professional Art Dept. on Monday, Sept. 3, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, & Wednesday, Sept. 5, 9:00 am - 11:00 am. Walk-ins are welcome Friday Sept. 7, noon - 3:00 pm and Saturday, Sept.8, 7:00 am - 10:00 am. No gate ticket available to walk-ins. Observe copyright laws. The individual submitting the work must be the artist.
Gate Tickets: One entry ticket will be available in your name at the Guest Services Booth (located across from Gate 1 on Poplar Street). Prior to the Fair this ticket can be picked up at the OZ Gallery, Professional Art Dept. on Monday, Sept. 3, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, or Wednesday, Sept. 5, 9:00 am - 11:00 am.
Where: Check-in, Friday, Sept. 7, noon - 3:00 pm (at the Oz Gallery Professional Arts Dept.) and Saturday, Sept.8, 7:00 am - 10:00 am. The artist's canvas, paper, board, etc. must be stamped by the Professional Art staff prior to beginning work. A liability waiver will be signed upon entry.
What: Bring your own art supplies; be ready to work on location, within the Fairgrounds in an area that is in view of the public. Size limited to 36" x 36". No matting or framing of art is allowed. Photograph will be taken of artist at work on location.
Judging: Artwork to be completed and taken to the Professional Art Exhibit Area of the OZ Gallery for judging. Entries must be received by 9:00 pm, Friday Sept. 7 and Saturday, Sept.8, by 3:00 pm. Awards presentation is at 6:00 pm on Saturday. Exhibitor can only win and be paid for one placing.
Entry Release Terms: Artwork will be on display for the remainder of the Fair. Entries will be released starting at 6:00 pm till 9:00 pm, Sunday, Sept. 16, and Monday, Sept. 17, from 9:00 am till 1:00 pm. Receipt of your entry implies agreement to the conditions outlined in the Kansas State Fair rules and exhibitors guide & online premium books.
The Grand Prize entry will become the property of The Kansas State Fair. It will be auctioned at the fundraiser, Boots and Bling, for the Kansas Fairgrounds Foundation.
Our primary audience consists of family and youth. We reserve the right to reject any work that may be considered objectionable by that audience.