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

Fine Arts Catalog – Past Editions

Archived – 2020 Competition Information

Deadline to enter: June 20, 2020
Entries to be delivered: TBA
Location: Cox Fine Arts Center

“I was impressed with the number of high quality innovative explorations.  Representing an interesting range of art media, subject matter and experience, the selections resulted in a lively, engaging exhibition.”  Janice Lessman-Moss, Juror Professional Division

2019 Accepted artists

How to print your entry tags – Click here to print your entry tag. Your name, password, and WEN are the same as when you entered this competition. Your WEN is also listed on the accepted artist lists above.

“The Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition is a feast for the eyes! The Cox Fine Arts Center — a spectacular venue — makes for an impressive exhibition site, allowing the exhibited fine art to be fully appreciated. It truly creates the space and conditions for the art to breathe and come alive. All the beautiful juxtapositions invite comparisons, analysis and true inspiration.”  Petra Fallaux, Juror Professional Division

Competition results

Winner forms