San Diego County Fair

Student Showcase

Enter the 2016 Student Showcase Competition now.

I Want To Exhibit!

Submit your entry today to win ribbons and prizes at the 2016 San Diego County Fair.

The entry deadline is:
May 6, 2016, by 11:59PM

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The documents below are all in PDF format.

2016 Student Showcase Entry Information
2016 Entry Step-By-Step Instructions
2016 Drafting
2016 Fashion Design
2016 Fine Art
2016 General Technology
2016 Graphics
2016 Literary Publications
2016 New Media
2016 Photography
2016 Science & Technology
2016 Video
2016 Local Rules
2016 State Rules
Entry Tag & Labeling Instructions
Student Labels
Benefits of Entering Student Showcase for Teachers and Students

Entry Delivery: May 17-18, noon to 7:00PM; June 2, noon to 7:00PM for yearbooks and literary publications only
Exhibit Dates and Location: Friday, June 3 through Monday, July 4
First Floor, West Grandstand

This exhibit features student projects from San Diego County schools grades 7-12, community college and adult education, competing for awards. Student work is from STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) and Career and Technical Education (CTE) including art, graphic design, websites, photography, woodworking, robotics, science, computer-assisted design (CAD), architecture, video, fashion design, yearbooks, school newspapers and much more. More than 9,000 projects are received, judged and displayed each year.


Summer of Robotics

You may enter this competition by online registration only. Please download and read the 2016 Robotics Competition Information prior to starting the registration process.

Deadline for online entry registration is Friday, May 13. All entries must be submitted online by 11:59PM (PST).

If you would like to watch these fun events, more information is on the Summer of Robotics page in the Events section.

Arnie Ruskin CAD Contest

Watch students solve Mechanical and Architectural problems in this Computer Aided Design Contest. June 4-5, and June 11-12, 11:00AM-6:00PM.

Free Haircuts

Free haircuts are offered by San Diego Community College Students on June 17, 11:00AM-3:00PM

Community College Fashion Show

Palomar College, June 25, 1:00PM-2:00PM
Mesa College, June 26, 1:00-2:00PM



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Please contact the Exhibits Office at 858-792-4207 or email Someone is available to assist you Monday-Friday from 9:00AM to 5:00PM


Thank you to our 2016 Student Showcase Donors

Athenaeum Music & Arts Library

North County Photographic Society

California Graphic Arts Ed Association

Pastel Society of San Diego

Chula Vista Art Guild

Printing Industries Association of San Diego, Inc.

Clairemont Art Guild

Saddleback College

Coastal Supply Company

San Diego Chapter - Colored Pencil Society of America

Gisele's Art Studio

San Diego County Art Mart Association


San Diego Fine Woodworking Association

Goodheart-Willcox Publisher

San Diego Museum of Art

J.K. Studios

San Diego Watercolor Society

Landmark Theatres

Studica Inc. Auto Desk Products

Martin Fine Art Classes

Studio of Art & Design

Mingei International Museum

Museum of Photographic Arts

Wesley Shaw Memorial Award - Lynne Shaw