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February 17-26, 2023

Elementary School Fine Arts

Kinder-5th Grade



Lyn Hartley

Fair Office

(760) 863-8247


Each Division

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place

Honorable Mention

Entry Fee

50¢ per entry


Monday, February 13
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Junior Exhibits Building
Park at Gate 4 on Arabia Street


Wednesday, February 15
10:00 a.m.


Monday, February 27
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Junior Exhibits Building
Park at Gate 4 on Arabia Street

Special Rules & Guidelines

  1. All general, local, and state rules apply to this department.
  2. Open to all Riverside County Junior Organizations, School Classes, and Youth Groups: FFA, FHA, 4-H, etc.; Independent Jr. Exhibitor – Ages 5 - 18 (not graduated from 12th grade).
  3. Each entry in these divisions shall have been made or produced by the exhibitor.
  4. All entries must remain in place for the duration of the Fair. No early pick-up.
  5. Fair reserves the right to display or mount entries as it deems appropriate, which may entail the use of nails, screws, staples, or other devices.
  6. No teachers/students may be present during judging.
  7. Judges reserve the right to accept, reject, or re-classify any exhibit if such an action is, in its judgment, in the best interest of the Riverside County Fair. The decision of the judges is final.
  8. All possible care will be taken with entries; however, the Fair Management, Jr. Exhibits Supervisor, or workers will assume no responsibility for loss or damage of any kind.
  9. The Riverside Country Fair will not be liable for any exhibits not picked up on dates and times specified for pick-up. All artwork not picked up by Monday, February 27 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm in the Jr. Building #2, will be donated to local charities.

Elementary School Fine Arts Rules & Guidelines

  1. Exhibits must be labeled accurately with student’s name, age, grade level, school/group, and teacher’s name attached to the back or bottom of entry before dropping off.
  2. Exhibits must have been completed during the current 12-month period preceding the Fair. Entry must be original work of art. No copies will be allowed.
  3. Judges reserve the right to jury all work in accordance with high standards and quality.
  4. Exhibitors may enter two (2) entries per medium and maximum of two (2) classes. Teachers may enter a maximum of five (5) items per medium (i.e., pencil, chalk, and crayon). Maximum entries exceeding this number will not be accepted. Instructors are advised not to enter SIMILAR items
  5. All artwork must be mounted on poster board or construction paper as it will be hung utilizing staples in corner of board/matte. Size limitations: 8.5 inch x 11 inch (9 inch x 12 inch includes the mount board/matte). Art work any larger; mounted on cork board or cardboard; displayed in wood, glass or plastic frames will NOT be accepted.
  6. *Denotes smearable artwork and must be covered with acetate or laminated.
  7. Teachers, please indicate class (medium) with utmost care as changes will not be made at time of entry. Also, with assistance from Fair staff, teachers are responsible for tagging of their own art. Please allow time for this on entry receiving day. (Note: bring your own stapler).


360, 361

Elementary School Grades K Thru 2nd, Grades 3rd thru 5th


  1. Felt pens
  2. Chalk *
  3. Tempera
  4. Pencil
  5. Colored pencil
  6. Crayon
  7. Made of Paper – Tear Art
  8. Watercolor
  9. Oil Pastels *
  10. Mixed Media – 2 Mediums
  11. Computer Generated Art




  1. Color Print
  2. Black and White Print
  3. Computer Enhanced


Carefully review this guide as it contains all of the applicable information regarding the exact rules and deadlines for this specific category, ensuring you are entering the correct classes in advance. When you submit your entry online you are agreeing that you understand the rules and regulations.


All entries must be made online through ShoWorks. If you plan to make changes to your entries or need to leave ShoWorks at any time - SAVE YOUR CART before exiting out. Once you select PAY NOW your entry will be submitted and you will not be able to make changes to your cart online. Those needing assistance with online entries can visit the Entry Office February 1-3, 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 4, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. The Entry Office is located adjacent to the Taj Mahal building through Gate 4 on Arabia Street.


Online credit card payments are the only method to enter your exhibit and are due upon entry. Cash or check payments will not be accepted.


Saturday, February 4

Any entry or payment submitted past this deadline will not be accepted.

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