Student Showcase

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The California State Fair Student Showcase debuts the best student made projects and is open to any California resident 5-18 years old.

Enter to win State Fair ribbons, boost your accolades and get recognized as being among the Best of California!

Youth Photography is now incorporated into Student Showcase. Please see the Guide for division and entry information.

How to Enter

Check the guide for full instructions on how to enter. Guidebooks are updated regularly until June, so make sure to continue checking back!

2024 California Student Showcase Guide

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2024 Competitive Programs Shipping Form Coming Soon

2024 Demonstrator Information

2024 Demonstration Application Coming Soon

2024 California State Fair Art Docent Program

2024 Docent Handbook Coming Soon

2024 Art Docent Schedule Sign-up Coming Soon

2023 Arts Competition Judges

Delgreta Brown

Student Showcase Coordinator

(916) 263-3135

Prize Donors

A special thank you to our competition prize donors. We appreciate your support.

  • In Memory of Dorothy Killian Painter: $250 Awarded to an Entry in Mini Quilt Categories of the family’s choice

Competition Dates

Dates Details
March 4, 2024 Entries open registration online
May 5, 2024 Entries close online at 6 pm & entry fees must be paid
May 23, 2024 Results emailed & posted online for accepted entries
May 31, 2024 Shipped Entries must be received by 4 pm
June 11, 2024 Email Notification of Non-Displayed Items
June 14-15, 2024 Pick up of Non-Displayed Items
June 24, 2024 Artist Statements due by email
July 12, 2024 Exhibition Opens. Award Results posted online
July 14, 2024 Awards Ceremony
August 3, 2024 Entry Pick up 9 am – 5 pm

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