Educational Displays

Department 29 - Educational Displays

Educational Displays

Educational Displays consists of both group and individual displays and offers an opportunity for exhibitors to showcase their home and agricultural heritage.

1.      Online registration is required by July 15 deadline.  An incomplete entry form may result in disqualification. 

2.      Entries shall be set up and in place between 3:00 and 6:00 PM, Friday. Entries shall be placed inside and outside, as specified in the entry form. The Fair Committee will supply the space.  Exhibitors must supply tables, hardware, poster board, etc

3.      Exhibitors are restricted to one individual entry and one entry as part of a group.

4.      The maximum size for any indoor display is 3’x5’, outdoor display is 10’ x 10’

5.      The theme of your display must be included on the entry blank. 

6.      The department chairman has the right to decline any exhibit that in his/her judgment is not complying with the rules and the spirit of the exhibit.

7.      The Fair Committee will take responsible precautions for the safety of the exhibits but will assume no responsibility for damage or loss to an exhibit.

Exhibits will be judged on subject matter, audience impact, materials used, originality and neatness.

Educational Display Classes:

Junior   Senior   Class
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29201   /  29301  -  Science Fair 
29202   /  29302  -  Tri Fold Display
29203  /  29303  -  Poster

Agriculture Challenge Class:

Each year the Fair will offer an agricultural challenge highlighting an agricultural topic.  The topic this year is Vertical Farming.  The challenge is for an exhibitor to construct a ‘model’ of a vertical farm of the future which meets the requirements in the judging criteria.  For ideas and examples of vertical farms you may Google ‘Vertical Farming’ or go to and click designsfor to collect ideas. All entries must be the work of the exhibitor, completed during the current year.




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 /  32301

Agricultural Challenge, Vertical



Exhibits will be judged on the required eleven elements listed below. Labeling parts of the structure will be helpful in the judging process.

Criteria Elements: 

1.  Size – max. of 2’ tall and does not extend beyond a 9” x 9” base, min. of 3 levels to the structure.
2.  Sturdiness of design – sturdy and securely attached to the 9” x 9” base.

Growing Area:
3.  Plant and Crops – a wide selection of crops grown on the various levels – all crops should be labeled.
4.  Planting Beds – the plants are planted in planting beds on the floors of the building.

Public Area in Building:
5.  Farmers Market or Restaurant on one of the levels so people can purchase food produced in the building.

6.  Source of renewable power located on outside of the building – solar or wind.
7.  Growing lights inside of the building above the planting beds so plants can grow.

8.  Source of water for building:  some type of a collection system to collect rain water.
9.  Irrigation for plants in planting beds on various levels of building.

Exterior Landscaping:
Hardscape:  Appropriate walkways, benches and signs to beautify the exterior landscape of building.
Softscape:  Trees, shrubs and flowers to decorate the landscape and make it inviting to the public.

10.  Creative use of materials evident

11.  Overall Effectiveness of Project Design evident

Artist Statement:
12.  Describe the building, it’s purpose, and why you designed it in this fashion. One page limit, attached.