competitions

  • deadline

    Entry deadline is Friday, July 6 at midnight. All entries must be submitted online – no walk-in entires.

  • cost

    $5/entry, unless otherwise specified

  • questions

    Have questions? Need more info? Contact Shelby Stephens: sstephens@denvercountyfair.org


awards

  • Winners will be contacted when judging is completed Friday evening. All ribbons will be displayed alongside the entry for the public to see. 
  • Each category will be awarded a green ribbon for outstanding entries using sustainable methods! If you would like to be included in this competition, please include a description of what makes your entry “green”.
  • A Grand Champion $100 cash prize will be awarded to the exhibitor that wins the most ribbons in each category, provided that the exhibitor wins at least five ribbons.
ribbons + cash prizes: 

First Place: Blue Ribbon and $20
Second Place: Red Ribbons
Third Place: White Ribbons

For premiums please see guidelines.

release of entries

  • Because we want to showcase all our exhibits for the duration of the fair, we do not allow removal of entries prior to 6 pm on Sunday.
  • Removal of any entry before the designated time will result in forfeiture of award and ribbon.
  • Please return to the Fair to pick up your exhibits on Sunday 6:30 – 8 pm or Monday 8:30 am – noon. 
  • Exhibits not picked up will be discarded Monday at noon.
  • If necessary, perishable items may be discarded before the end of the fair to maintain sanitary conditions.

judging

  • Each entry will be judged on its own merit using the judging guidelines. 
  • Judging is a blind process in all categories except for Animal competitions; your exhibitor number is the only identification on your entry.
  • All categories except Animal are judged before the fair opens to give our judges a quiet and focused environment and are not open to the public.
  • First through third placings will receive judges’ written feedback at check out.