The San Diego County Fair is open through July 4. In the interest of public safety, activities involving direct animal interaction at the Fair have been suspended.

All guests are encouraged to wash their hands after any contact with animals or their living area, as well as prior to eating or drinking.

“Pawsome” Dog Portrait Contest

The information below is from the 2019 Fair, and it will give you an idea of what to expect in 2020. Please check back soon!

Paint Or Draw A “Pawsome” Dog!

Celebrate Dorothy’s favorite pet Toto with your portrait of your favorite pup in this new theme contest at the San Diego County Fair.

You might win cash awards and ribbons! (Not to mention a whole bunch of “awwwwwws” from admiring Fair guests. Who doesn’t love dogs?)

This contest will have judging classes in several artistic mediums.

2019 Results

Results – By Division
Results – By Last Name

Entry Information

Entry deadline: Thursday, June 27, 2019. (Same day as the contest.)
How to enter: Complete the contest entry form and bring it with your entry to the Fair.
Contest dates: Thursday, June 27, 2019.

Contest Info & Entry Form

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