San Diego County Fair
Contests & Competitive Exhibits  

Student Showcase

Hours: Fair opening to 10:00PM. The exhibit stays open until 11:00PM Fridays and Saturdays and until midnight on July 4.
Location: First floor, West Grandstand

This exhibit features student projects from grade 7 through community college competing for honors. In this exhibit, STEAM and vocational education such as art, graphic design, websites, photography, woodworking, robotics, science, CAD, architecture, video, fashion design, yearbooks, school newspapers and much more shine. Over 9,000 projects are received, judged, and displayed each year from San Diego County Schools.

Top things in this exhibit include Student Showcase, the largest student show on the west coast. This exhibit showcases unique solutions to creative challenges that are assigned in the "learning by doing" classroom environment. Be sure to check out the science, engineering, fashion, and video divisions, as well as Summer of Robotics.

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Competition information

Please note: The deadline for entering Student Showcase was May 8.
PDF documents open in a separate (or pop-up) window.

INSTRUCTORS: Print your Entry Tag
PDF documents open in a separate window Student Showcase General Information
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PDF documents open in a separate window Fashion
PDF documents open in a separate window Fine Art
PDF documents open in a separate window General Technology
PDF documents open in a separate window Graphic Communications
PDF documents open in a separate window Literary Publications
PDF documents open in a separate window New Media
PDF documents open in a separate window Photography
PDF documents open in a separate window Science & Engineering
PDF documents open in a separate window Video
PDF documents open in a separate window Online Entry Instructions
PDF documents open in a separate window Local Rules
PDF documents open in a separate window State Rules




Competition information: Summer of Robotics

The deadline for entering this contest was May 22. Competition information has been left online for those who are entered. PDF documents open in a separate (or pop-up) window.

PDF documents open in a separate window Summer of Robotics Information
PDF documents open in a separate window Local Rules
PDF documents open in a separate window State Rules


Robotics Events

The Summer of Robotics is a multi-day series of robotic contests and scrimmages using student-built robots.

June 6, 10:00AM-1:00PM, Showcase Stage — "Recycle Rush" Contest

June 7, 11:00AM-5:00PM, Surfside Race Place — Tech Challenge Scrimmage "Cascade Effect"

June 13, 11:00AM-5:00PM, Surfside Race Place — LEGO League Scrimmage "World Class Challenge," Botball Robotics, and Follow the Line to the Fair

June 14, 11:00AM-5:00PM, Surfside Race Place — Sumo Matches


Educators' Night

Teachers please join us on Fridays, June 19 and June 26, 6:00PM-8:00PM, for a networking and idea-sharing reception for teachers in the Creative Youth Tent (K-6th grade) and Student Showcase Exhibit (7th grade-Community College).

Arnie Ruskin CAD Contest

Watch students solve Mechanical and Architectural problems in this Computer Aided Design Contest. June 6-7, and June 13-14, 10:00AM-4:00PM.

Free Haircuts

Free haircuts are offered by San Diego Community College Students on June 19, 11:00AM-4:00PM

Palomar College Fashion Show

June 27, 1:00PM-2:00PM



Thank you to our 2015 Student Showcase Donors

Athenaeum Music & Arts Library North County Photographic Society
California Graphic Arts
Educational Association
Pastel Society of San Diego
Chula Vista Art Guild The Paton Group
Clairemont Art Guild Printing Industries Association
of San Diego, Inc.
Coastal Supply Company Saddleback College
Colored Pencil Society of America San Diego County
Art Mart Association
Gisele's Art Studio San Diego Fine
Woodworking Association
GoEngineer San Diego Museum of Art
Goodheart-Wilcox Publishing San Diego Watercolor Society
J. K. Studios Studica Inc.
Landmark Theatres Studio of Art & Design
Mingei International Museum Wesley Shaw
Memorial Award
Museum of Photography Arts  

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Questions?

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