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Category Description & Guidelines

Visual Arts - 2-Dimensional (flat)


  1. Submissions must be original and may include original pencil (charcoal, lead, color, etc.)
  2. All artwork must be flat and may not be more than ½ inch thick.
  3. Artwork may not exceed 24x30 inches including the mat, if used.
  4. Paper or canvas entries should be mounted on sturdy material, preferably cardboard mats.
  5. Words and letters are acceptable if used to enhance or as part of the artwork itself.
  6. Use of copyrighted material is prohibited.

Visual Arts pieces will not be sent back to the artist.

Creative Essay


  1. Essay should be double spaced, 12 pt., Arial font, with 1”margins, and a maximum of 1500 words.
  2. Essay uses Indiana basketball and agricultural facts to creatively educate the Indiana State Fair visitor about the topic. All facts need to be properly cited as references.
  3. Essay should contain a fictional character and story line utilizing basketball agricultural facts that pertain to the subject matter.
  4. Essay should have a creative title that draws interest to reading the essay.

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