The 2025 Annual Convention of the MFCF, Midwest Showman's Association, and the MN State Fair is January 16-19.
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Communications Contest

2024 Communications Contest Official Entry Form

The Communications Contest is open to any Minnesota County Fair. Fairs may have one entry in each category. An entry form should accompany each entry. Entries must be from your 2023 fair.



1. Poster
2. Brochure / Flyer
3. Premium Book / Exhibitor Handbook
4. Schedule
5. Other Promotional Item (i.e., t-shirt, placemat hat, freebie). (Remember, only 1 entry per category.)


  1. Contest photos must be 8” x 10”, framed or matted with an easel.
  2. The MFCF will have non-exclusive rights to all photos entered in the contest.
  3. Fairs are allowed to enter one photo in each of the following categories:
A. Kids at the Fair (no animals)
B. Kids with Animals
C. Nighttime at the Fair
D. Special Event at the Fair
E. Photo Taken with a Drone
F. Something NEW at your 2023 Fair!
G. Competitive Exhibit Display
H. Food
I. MN Legacy Grant (Show off your grant project!)
J. MN Agri Grant (Show off your grant project!)

Judging Criteria:

  • Motivational
  • Informative
  • Utilizing a central theme
  • Creative Excellence
  • Reason or story behind the entry. - Please provide 25 words or less about your entry.

Deadline: Entries must be received no later than Friday, January 12, 2024, by 4:00 p.m.

Location: Entries should be delivered to the Bloomington Room, which is located on the 2nd floor of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel.

Winners: First place winners will receive plaques and be recognized during the awards ceremony.

Questions: Questions can be directed to Carol Schumann at (507) 951-7525 or

Communications Contest Entry Form

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