Young artists: Deadline for State Fair competition is April 22

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Attention young artist between the ages of 5 and 18: Get your work noticed by participating in the California State Fair Youth Art Competition.

The California State Parks Foundation participates in the competition to encourage youth ages 5 to 18 to seek inspiration for art in California’s state parks.This year the foundation will once again present its Youth Art Special Awards, which will be presented to outstanding depictions of California’s natural environment.

There are four classes divided by ages, and there are many categories of competition, including:

  • Fine Art (e.g. paintings, drawings, mixed media, watercolors)
  • Fashion and Textiles (e.g. sewing projects, apparel, quilts, jewelry)
  • Crafts and Hobbies (e.g. wood items, scrapbooks, miniatures and models) or
  • Media (e.g. video and animation, photography, graphic arts, micro story and poetry)

Submissions to the competition are now being accepted online through April 22. For more detailed information about the California State Fair Youth Art Competition and instructions on how to enter, download the handbook.