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Creative Arts

2023 Creative Arts Department

Supervisor: Sparkie Dibble

Entry Information

Entries Received
Date Time
Thursday, Aug 31st 10 am - 5 pm
Friday, Sept. 1st 10 am - 7 pm
Saturday, Sept. 2nd 10 am - 5 pm
Entries Released
Date Time
Monday, Sept. 18th 10 am - 7 pm
Tuesday, Sept. 19th 10 am - 2 pm
Judging Date: Tuesday, Sept. 5th

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Entry Fee (per entry)

Professional CA1 $4.00
Advanced CA2 $3.00
Amateur CA3 $2.50
Senior Citizen (Age 62 & over) CA4 $2.00
Junior (Ages 12-18) CA5 $2.00
Children (Ages 11 & under) CA6 $2.00
Disabled* CA7 $2.00
Special Group CA8 no charge
*Disability must be declared and relevant to the entry


An exhibitor cannot receive more than one award in any lot. The following awards will be made in each division.

Department 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 5th Place
Professional - CA1 $10 $7 $4 Ribbon Ribbon
Advanced - CA2 $8 $5 $3 Ribbon Ribbon
Amateur - CA3 $3 $2 $1 Ribbon Ribbon
Sr. Citizen (age 62 & over) - CA4 $3 $2 $1 Ribbon Ribbon
Junior (ages 12-18) - CA5 $3 $2 $1 Ribbon Ribbon
Children (age 11 & under) - CA6 $3 $2 $1 Ribbon Ribbon
Disabled - CA7 $3 $2 $1 Ribbon Ribbon
Special Group Display* - CA8 $15 & ribbons will be awarded to each group
*For groups such as Primary Children's Medical Center, Shriner's Childrens Hospital, Veteren's Hospital, Senior Centers, Care Facilities, Group Homes, & other similar groups.


Best in Show winners must forfeit the 1st place prize money on their Best in Show entry.
One award offered in each class – except three awards offered in scrapbooks (one in FA, one in FB, and one in FC) and two in Miscellaneous classes for the following divisions:
  • Professional - $25 & a special award
  • Advanced - $20 & a special award
  • Amateur - $15 & a special award
  • Senior Citizen - $15 & special award
Judges may select up to ten awards in the Junior Division and one in the Children and Disabled Division (all classes competing):
  • Junior - $10 & a special award
  • Children - $10 & a special award
  • Disabled - $10 & a special award


  1. Grand Prize Award - $60, Rosette & a Special Award- Awarded to the best exhibit in entire show, selected from the various Best In Show awards. Selection to be made by the judges and the department supervisor. This award will be in addition to the Best In Show award.
  2. People’s Choice - $25, Rosette & a Special Award- Voting will take place September 8th through the 13th and the award will be placed on September 14th.
  3. Theme Award – Rosette & a Special Award
  4. Supervisor’s Choice – Rosette & a Special Award


Exhibitors must read and abide by Living Arts General Rules.

  1. An entry fee will be charged in all divisions except Special Groups. A fee will also be charged for “display only” entries.
  2. Entry Limit – Limit two (2) entries per exhibitor per lot number, however, exhibitors may not receive more than one ribbon or prize or prize money per lot. If an exhibit consists of a set, it will be considered one exhibit.
  3. Commercial and professional exhibitors will be allowed to enter in all classes.
  4. Craft exhibits made from kits must be declared as a kit.
  5. The Fair will not be responsible for exhibits left after September 20th.
  6. Large exhibit items will be accepted only if there is sufficient exhibit space. Prior arrangement should be made with the Department Supervisor.
  7. Every article which is to be hung must be securely mounted and ready to be hung with wire or hanger attached. All items entered in Paper Arts must be framed or mounted on foam core board for display. This also includes children and junior entries. All paintings, drawings, photos, etc. MUST be entered in Fine Arts or Photography Departments.
  9. All items must be clean & in like new condition. Soiled items will be disqualified.
  10. Any exhibit which would qualify for entry in any other Department will not be accepted in the Creative Arts Dept. Any item entered which would be competently judged in another Department will be transferred to that Department and appropriate entry fee must be paid prior to judging. If that exhibitor submitted a similar entry already in that Department, their second entry may be refused or disqualified and entry fees will not be refunded.
  11. No written works – poetry, journals, stories, music, etc. – will be accepted in the Creative Arts Department.
  12. The Miscellaneous lot in classes can only be used for an entry which does not, cannot, or will not fit in any other lot in that or any other class or in any other Department.


  1. The judge is instructed not to award premiums unless the articles are deemed worthy of merit. If no competition exists and an article is not worthy of first premium, the judge may award second or third premium according to his judgment.
  2. All articles entered in any of the miscellaneous lots will be judged against each other and only one first place, one second place, and one third place will be given, if deemed worthy by the judge.
  3. Judges will make sure not to award ties in any lot.
  4. All judging will be done by the American System.
  5. The right is reserved to reject any entry deemed unsuitable for exhibition, or infringes on copyright.
  6. All articles will be subject to approval before entry by the department supervisor.
  7. Any modification of entry rules due to unusual circumstances will be approved only by the Board of Directors.


  1. The management will use the utmost care to secure the safety of articles after their arrival and placement.
  2. It is NOT necessary for exhibitors to have entered in a county fair before entering into the State Fair.
  3. Supervisors and department workers will be allowed to enter exhibits for display only. Judges may enter only in areas where they are not judging.
  4. The right is reserved to reject any entry deemed unsuitable for exhibition, or infringes on copyrights.
  5. All articles will be subject to approval before entry by the department supervisor.


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