Awards and Judging

AWARDS AND JUDGING

A panel of three judges will jury the work for the Fine Art Exhibition. Each has been selected for their broad range of competency and knowledge about the artwork being done in today’s world of art. The first step in selecting the work for the 2018 Fine Art Exhibition will be done via electronic submissions. All submitted work will be reviewed by each juror working independently. All work in the Iowa State Fair Fine Art Competition is judged on the basis of the work alone. Adult entries are judged with other pieces in the same media category initially. The criteria of effective composition, skillful use of the media, and evocative power are kept in mind.

Selection of prize winners will occur from the physical pieces after they have been delivered to the Cultural Center. 
Prize values listed below will be fulfilled with cash and or merchandise of equal value.

In the Adult category the following prizes will be offered:
  • $1000 Best of Show
In each of 13 media areas for adults the following three prizes will be offered:
  • $125 First Prize
  • $75 Second prize
  • $50 Third prize
In each of the 4 media categories for Youth, the following three prizes will be offered:
  • $50 First Prize
  • $30 Second Prize
  • $20 Third Prize
In each of the 4 media categories for Juniors, the following three prizes will be offered:
  • $15 First Prize
  • $10 Second Prize
  • $5 Third Prize