Creative Youth

Kids & Teens: Enter your creations

Kids and teens can create something wonderful, and enter it to win recognition, ribbons and donated awards in the Creative Youth competitive exhibit at the San Diego County Fair.

This exhibit is open to individuals and members of youth organizations between the ages of 5 and 17.

The Fair has many one-day cooking and craft contests for ages 5-17. Information and entry forms are in the Contests section of this website.

Entry Information

Entry deadline: The deadline has passed; entries are closed.
Delivery of Exhibits: Please see the Entry Information for details for the divisions and classes you plan to enter.
Exhibit dates: June 1-July 4, 2018.
Awards Ceremony: Sunday, July 1, at noon.
Pick-up of Exhibits: Thursday, July 5, 9:00AM-4:00PM.

Entry Information has been left online for 2018 entrants and as reference for those who might want to enter in the future.

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Entry Information
Recipe Form
State Rules
Local Rules

The Fine Print

Got questions? Here is information about entering this exhibit.

Individuals and youth organizations, ages 5-17.

Work done as part of a class project can be entered in Best of K-6 Schools (kindergarten through 6th grade) or Student Showcase (7th grade through community college).

The processing fee is $5 per entry. Processing fees are non-refundable. Each entrant will receive one admission pass to the Fair.

Please see the appropriate division for specific entry limits. An individual entry is one item made by one child. A group entry is one item made by two or more individuals.

The Danish system of judging is used, with age as a consideration. First- and second-place ribbons will be awarded as merited. Additionally, several divisions have special awards.

Yes! The Fair has many one-day contests that kids and teens can enter:

Get in touch online or call us at (858) 792-4207.

Who Won The Ribbons

Congratulations to those who won awards and ribbons in the Creative Youth competitive exhibit at the San Diego County Fair.

Award Winners by Last Name
Award Winners by Class/Division