Student Showcase

Teachers, Highlight Your Students’ Work!

San Diego County schools are doing some amazing projects, and the San Diego County Fair wants to showcase your work!

Student Showcase is the competitive exhibit where teachers in middle schools, high schools and community colleges enter their students’ work. (Elementary school teachers can enter their students’ work in the Best of PreK-6th Grade exhibit.)

Entering projects gives schools and students exposure, credibility, awards, recognition, free Fair admission and more.

Entry Information

Important Dates

Entry deadline: Monday, May 16, 2022
Entry delivery; all departments other than Yearbooks: Friday, May 20 & Saturday, May 21 2022
Exhibit dates: June 8–July 4, 2022
Entry pick-up date: Thursday, July 7, 2022: 10am–4pm

Entry Information

All Local and State Rules apply.

Drafting & Technology

Drafting divisions include hand-drawn and computer-aided drafting, and architectural models. General Technology divisions cover metal work, woodworking, automotive technology, and more. Science Technology projects include physical, biological, and environmental science, and robotics engineering.

More Info

Graphics & Literary Publications

Graphic communications divisions include such topics as posters, packaging, advertising, typography, computer graphics, digital painting and illustration, screen printing, and lithography. Literary publication divisions include student yearbooks, newspapers, and journals.

More Info

Web Design and Development & Video

Website divisions give awards for internet publishing in educational/informational, promotion/e-commerce, entertainment, and newspaper editions. Video divisions include documentary, music, news reporting, short films, sports, animation, and more.

More Info

Fine Art & Photography

Fine Art features two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork in a wide variety of media. Photography divisions include photography prints, restoration, digital painting and illustration, photojournalism, and more.

More Info

Fashion Design

The couture designers of tomorrow will compete today with their original clothing. Divisions include design, illustration, textile design, costume design, design using unconventional materials, and more.

More Info

One-Day Contests

Students can enter many of our One-Day Contests. Please see the Contests section for a list of contests and their age requirements.

More Info

Tin Cup Coffee House (hidden)

The Tin Cup Coffee House provides a platform for the spoken expression of original poetry, plays, etc. on select Fair dates.

More Info

Poetry Slam Contest

Back for 2020 is our Poetry Slam! Teachers can enter their students for live readings of poetry, plays and other original written works. The contest is June 6; register by May 15.

More Info

Our Partners

Drafting & Technology

Teachers: Enter Your Students’ Drafting & Tech Projects

Drafting, science, engineering and technology instructors: Enter your students’ work to win ribbons and recognition in the San Diego County Fair Student Showcase competitive exhibit, in the Drafting, Science Technology, and General Technology divisions.

General Technology

This competition includes energy, power and transportation projects, metalworking, welding, woodworking and automotive technology. Teachers and students will find additional divisions of this type in the Industrial Arts exhibit.

Science Technology

This competition includes science and engineering group projects, and robotics engineering projects in fabricated, semi-autonomous and fully autonomous divisions.


This competition includes technical illustration, architectural drawing, architectural models, technical drafting, and other design divisions.

The Fine Print

Got questions? Here is information about entering this exhibit.

Student projects made in San Diego County schools, grades 7-12, community colleges, ROP programs and adult education classes under the supervision of an instructor.

Projects must