The Fort Bend County Fair announced the commencement of the 2023 Open Youth Department Creative Arts Competition. Young artists and creators are invited to submit entries to this annual celebration of talent.

The details

Organized by the Creative Arts - Open Youth Department, the event will accept submissions from applicants ranging from ages 5-18.

Aspiring artists will have the chance to exhibit their pieces and compete in various categories, including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and mixed media. Participants will be divided into four age groups to ensure a fair and engaging competition, according to the website.

Exhibitor entry packets will be made available from Sept. 1 onward, providing participants with all the necessary information and guidelines to prepare their submissions. Those interested in taking part can request their packets by contacting [email protected].

The timeline

The competition's dates are as follows:
  • Sept. 1: exhibitor packets available
  • Sept. 26th: open youth exhibits check-in from 3-6 p.m.; judging starts immediately following
  • Oct. 8: checkout from 11:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
For more information and to stay updated about the event, visit the Fort Bend County Fair website.