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Domestic and Education Departments
The following General Rules and Regulations apply to all departments. Please refer to each department for specific rules and requirements. It is the responsibility of each exhibitor to be familiar with all applicable rules and regulations.
Exhibitors are encouraged to enter online rather than by mail. The process saves postage, is faster and less prone to entry errors.
Two (2) drop-off / return sites will be available to facilitate transportation of exhibits to and from Grand Island. These sites will transport items for the following departments ONLY: Photography, Quilts, Textile Arts, Fine Arts, Education, Beer, Wine and canned goods in Foods.
How To Enter Competitions
Entries may be submitted online or by mail. The preferred method of entry is through an online entry.
How To Enter Online :
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How To Enter By Mail :
Domestic/Education Entry Books and Entry Forms
In an effort to reduce costs, entry books will be available only on the website. If you experience difficulty in downloading or printing the entry books, please contact us at (308) 382-1620.
From threshed grains & other large seeds to the largest pumpkin, squash, or watermelon there's sure to be a category that's just right for you.
Agricultural Products Entry Book
Agricultural Products Entry Form
These competitions offer a wide range of categories from extracted honey, creamed & chunk comb honey to beekeeping photography, art design in beeswax and many more.
These spirited competitions include ales, lager, and mixed style beer.
Beer Entry Book
Beer Entry Form
Education Entry Book
There are a variety of education divisions to choose from including art competition, essay/poetry competition, graphic design, website design, science display, social studies, and many more.
Enter one of Nebraska's fine art competitions such as painting, sculpture, drawings & prints, stain glass, china painting, beading, jewelry and much, much more.
Fine Arts Entry Book
Fine Arts Entry Form
With so many categories to choose from, you're bound to find something that's just perfect for you. Choose from vegetables, canned fruits and vegetables, preserves, marmalade, butter, jams, juices/syrups, pickles, jellies, relishes, bread & rolls, cakes, cookies and the main course.
Foods Entry Book
Foods Entry Form
Choose from a wide variety of categories including potted foliage plants, artificial arrangements, cut flowers & foliage, potted flowering plants, gladiolus, dahlias, roses, flower arrangements, and lots, lots more.
Choose from a wide variety of categories including animals, plants, people, scenic's and many more.
Calling all Nebraska quilt makers! Classes run the gamut from bed quilt to art quilts, miniatures to king-size, made by a single person or by many.
- Quilts Entry Book
- Quilts Entry Form
- Best in County Quilt Entry Forms
Textile Arts (formerly Needlework)
Whether you are 5 or 95 - a traditional or contemporary textile artist - beginning or experienced - there's a class for your work in the newly revised Textile Art Department.
Categories include sweet red, white, fruit, berry, novelty, hybrid & Native American grape, rose grape and many more.
Wine Entry Book
Wine Entry Form
Interested in helping out with domestic projects at the Nebraska State Fair?