Corn dog nails. Longhorn butter sculptures. Whataburger cookies.
If you’re a creative Texas, there’s still time to compete in this this year’s State Fair of Texas creative arts contests.
Creative arts and culinary competitions are always a large part of many fairs, and even during the pandemic, the State Fair of Texas found a way to host more than 900 arts and crafts contests, whose participants submitted their entries in person in August. (The winners of this year’s arts and crafts contests will be announced soon on the State Fair of Texas’ YouTube channel.)
But because the coronavirus has changed nearly every aspect of the fair, the non-profit has added seven virtual contests that are still open for entries.
Under the arts and crafts banner, Texans can compete in nail arts, face masks, decorated shelf and sidewalk chalk. In food, there are three food contests: cake and cookie decorating and mini butter sculpture. You can submit your entries through Oct. 4, with winners announced on Oct. 9. Participants can create their entry, snap a photo and submit it online through bigtex.com.
Photographers also hav a chance to participate virtually. There are several photo categories that also have a deadline of Oct. 4. This contest will be judged through online voting that will take place Oct. 5 through Oct. 18, with winners announced on Oct. 23.