The 2020 Ohio State Fair has been canceled. Read more. 

Check back in spring 2021 for information on the 2021 Ohio State Fair competitions. 

Entry fee refunds for arts competitions and exhibitions

All refunds for arts entries are being processed by the entry department at this time. You will be contacted by our Entry Department. Please allow 30 days to receive your refund. If you have not received your refund within 30 days after being contacted, email Barb Prince at b.prince@expo.ohio.gov.

Archived – 2020 Competition Information

Location: Kasich Hall
There are more than 170 classes of arts, crafts, fashion and more to enter! Select your favorites to enter, and try a couple of new ones!

Enter Online in Spring 2021

“Ohio has such a wonderful fair and exhibit facility. For me, the judging is both fun and very meaningful. I can tell you that from experience, displaying in the fair is exciting and now judging is very rewarding.” Ron Damon, Judge

Online entry assistance

Competition results

Winner forms

*Forms can easily be typed on your computer (click on first field, then type and tab from one field to the next), printed and submitted with entries upon delivery.

View all the 2019 Photography Entries Here

Click here to view a slideshow of the photography exhibits entered in the 2019 Ohio State Fair.

“I was very impressed with the photography display — the winners were on display, but there were so many amazing photos entered and the video loop was a wonderful tribute and representation of all of those … We have such amazing talent in Ohio, and the Creative Arts department does it all justice. Thank you.”  Bev Shaffer, Judge