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Art & Photography Competitions: Professionals, Amateurs, Individual Students and Schools

Entry Registration deadline is September 15. Pre-registration is required.


Fees are $10 per entry in the Professional, Amateur and Individual Student competitions.

Professionals are allowed no more than two entries, and amateurs are allowed one entry.


Exhibits will be accepted in the Kerr Scott Building on fairgrounds, October 8 and 9, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

For full details, click the Competition Rules button below. Fairgrounds Map


Competition Rules

Enter Online


Entries may be mailed to:

NC State Fair Entry Office
1010 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1010

Entries may be hand delivered to:

NC State Fair Entry Office

4285 Trinity Road
Raleigh, NC 27607


Please note that entries mailed to 4285 Trinity Road will NOT be delivered to the fairgrounds. This is NOT a deliverable USPS address.


Exhibits will be released on October 24, 2022 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Unclaimed art will become the property of the NC State Fair.



Online category descriptions may not match the Premium Book due to space limitations. Refer to the premium book (Competition Rules button above) for a complete description of all categories before registering online.


Exhibitors who choose NOT to disclose their full Social Security Number at the time of registration (paper entry forms or online), even if they have submitted an entry in the past, forfeit any and all premium monies they may be entitled to.


For more information, contact the NC State Fair Entry Department at (919) 839-4513.