Creative Arts Competitions
With many new contests and all the old favorites, it’s easier than ever to get in on the Creative Arts action at the Oklahoma State Fair! Each year, the Creative Arts Department showcases the work of talented Oklahomans of all ages in crafts like quilting, woodwork, baking, cooking, canning, photography, ceramics and painting.
Live Contest and Demo Schedule (PDF)
Important Dates and Reminders
The Creative Arts Program will begin accepting entries on July 1, 2014. There is no charge for entries made on or before August 15, 2014.
Entry Clerks will accept registered exhibits at the Creative Arts Building or the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center at the following times:
Saturday, September 6, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 7, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m..
Entry clerks will release exhibits, upon presentation of a claim check, at the Creative Arts Building or the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center at the following times:
Monday, September 22, 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 23, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
On The Spot – Walk-Up Contests
The Oklahoma State Fair will return with this popular concept in Creative Arts competitions! These exciting, “on the spot” contests during the Fair are for both adults and children and do not require contestants to register in advance, so anyone can participate!
On The Spot Contest Schedule (PDF)
The deadline to register for Creative Arts Competitions without penalties was Friday, August 15, 2014. See the Competition Guides below for information regarding late entry.
Competition Guides, Entry Forms and Results
|2014 Creative Arts General Rules||VIEW RULES (PDF)
|China, Ceramics & Antiques||VIEW RULES (PDF)
||ENTRY FORM (PDF)||RESULTS (PDF)|
|Cooking||VIEW RULES (PDF)||ENTRY FORM (PDF)||RESULTS (PDF)|
|Fine Arts, Crafts & Hobbies||VIEW RULES (PDF)||ENTRY FORM (PDF)||RESULTS (PDF)|
|Junior Arts & Crafts||VIEW RULES (PDF)||ENTRY FORM (PDF)||RESULTS (PDF)|
|Needlecraft||VIEW RULES (PDF)||ENTRY FORM (PDF)||RESULTS (PDF)|
|Photography||VIEW RULES (PDF)||ENTRY FORM (PDF)||RESULTS (PDF)|
Take Part in the Fair
Two days of FREE Creative Arts instruction are offered each summer to help participants gain skills that may be used to enter the Creative Arts Competitions at the 2014 Oklahoma State Fair.
With many class options to pick from, participants in 2013 chose between learning the basics in the areas of fine art, crafts, cooking, needlecraft, photography, and ceramics. Watch for details of the 2015 session of Take Part in the Fair.
Registration for Take Part in the Fair is FREE and open to the public but space is limited. Early registration is encouraged.
Materials and supplies will be needed for some of the classes. The cost of supply kits (if required) is $5 per class.