From Press Release
Inspired by photography? Have a secret pickle recipe? Good with a sewing machine? If so, consider submitting your original creation in one of the numerous State Fair of Texas creative arts competitions – quickly. Registration for the 2009 contests is well under way. The final date to submit entry forms and fees for this year’s events has been set as July 31 by 5:00 pm. Registration will not be accepted after this date.
The State Fair is pleased to offer more than 1100 categories in 12 departments to be entered and judged before the fair begins. Departments include: art, ceramics, dolls, food, hobby collections, needlework, and scale modeling. Entries for these departments may be dropped off at the creative arts building August 14, 15, or 16, during normal business hours. Only one entry per person may be submitted in each category.
During the fair, 24 contests judge the skill and creativity of Texans who think they have what it takes to bring the blue ribbon home. From the “glue-a-shoe” contest, in which entrants decorate an old heel or running shoe with ornate objects, to the “guess what’s cook’n” contest sponsored by Central Market, where amateur chefs are provided with a mystery bag full of ingredients to create any culinary dish possible, each day brings an exciting competition fairgoers will surely enjoy. Cash prizes are awarded in certain competitions.
For more information and to download a copy of the 2009 creative arts competition handbook, visit us at www.bigtex.com/creativearts/competitionhandbook . The State Fair of Texas runs September 25 thru October 18.