Enter the 2024 Kansas State Fair T-Shirt Contest!

Do you love the Kansas State Fair? Do you have creative ideas or do you know someone with creative ideas? Do you like cool T-shirts? Then YOU are exactly who we are looking for!

Kansas Fairgrounds Foundation is excited to sponsor our inaugural T-shirt contest for 2024. One lucky winner will be able to showcase their t-shirt design in the Official Kansas State Fair Merchandise Booth in 2024. Anyone and everyone is welcome to enter an original design that shows the artist’s creative skills and captures the spirit of the Fair.

The deadline for the contest is March 31, 2024. Once all designs have been received, each will be sent to a selection committee that will choose the top 5 designs. The 5 designs will be made available on the Kansas Fairgrounds Foundation’s Facebook page for the public to vote on and the design that receives the most votes wins! The winner will be announced in the May First Friday E-Update on May 3, 2024.

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Not only will the 1st Place winner get their design sold at the Official Kansas State Fair Merchandise Booth, but the top 3 winners will receive a special Kansas State Fair prize!

1st Place Winner Receives

  • Your winning design is produced to sell at the 2024 Kansas State Fair 
  • 2 T-shirts with the winning design
  • 1 Kansas State Fair Family Package
    • Includes: 4 gate passes, 2 punch cards (good for the Train, Big Slide, Sky Ride, or Old Mill), 1 ride sheet, and $20 in food coupons
  • 2 tickets to the Grandstand concert of your choice (unless the preferred concert is sold out at the time the winner is announced)
  • $50 food gift certificate for the Foundation’s new 1861 Club on the Fairgrounds

2nd Place Receives

  • 4 gate admission passes
  • $30 food gift certificate for the Foundation’s new 1861 Club on the Fairgrounds

3rd Place Receives

  • 2 gate admission passes
  • $30 food gift certificate for the Foundation’s new 1861 Club on the Fairgrounds

This contest is an excellent opportunity to get your creativity on display for all Fairgoers to see and support the Kansas State Fair, as all of the funds from each t-shirt sale will go towards renovation projects to improve our historic Kansas State Fairgrounds. If you want to enter a design, read more about the guidelines and rules below to ensure your design will be eligible. Make sure to submit your design by MARCH 31! 

Contest Deadline is March 31, 2024!

How to Submit

Email your design to info@ksfgf.org with the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Mailing address
  • Phone number
  • Email
  • Any important comments on your design.

If you have any questions, email info@ksfgf.org or call 620-615-7388.


Mar 1, 2024 – Contest announcement in March First Friday E-Update

Mar 31, 2024 – Design Submission Deadline

Apr 5, 2024 – Facebook voting on the top 5 designs opens in the April First Friday E-Update

Apr 30, 2024 – Voting closes

May 3, 2024 – Winner announced in the May First Friday E-Update


  • Entries should be submitted via email to the Kansas Fairgrounds Foundation at info@ksfgf.org
  • The entry deadline is MARCH 31, 2024.
  • The design must contain the words “Kansas State Fair” and represent an aspect of the Kansas State Fair, its facilities or traditions.
  • The entry should be accompanied by your name and contact information including mailing address, phone number and email.
    • The design may be drawn, printed or digital. Electronic submissions are preferred and files must be saved to 300 dpi and be high resolution in either .AI, .JPG, .PDF, .PNG or .PSD format. Please convert all text to outline. If your design is selected, you will be required to provide the original design in a high-resolution format that is compatible with Photoshop, Illustrator or other professional design program or sign a release to have your design recreated in a usable format. If photographing a drawing please be sure to take the photo straight on with good lighting (no shadows over artwork) and no to minimal background.
  • Final design dimensions should not exceed 12” x 12”.
  • The color of the final shirt will be determined by the Foundation.
  • Design must be able to be screen printed. A maximum of five ink colors. Preference will be given to designs with fewer colors. Black and white both count as ink colors.
  • Designs will be judged on the following:
    • Concept/originality
    • Striking and memorable
    • Visibility – eye-catching and visible from a reasonable distance
    • Complete – must be ready for print
    • Feasibility – must be easy to reproduce on a t-shirt
  • Please note that the Foundation reserves the right to adjust the winning design.


  • All entries must be original creations that have never been published and do not contain any profanity, trademarks, logos, restricted or copyrighted works of any other person or business.
  • The winning design will remain the property of the Kansas Fairgrounds Foundation and will not be returned to you nor will you receive any compensation for said design other than the aforementioned prize package. The Foundation may use the winning design at any time after the contest. The winning contestant may display their design in a portfolio or personal collection, but may not sell or reproduce the design for any other purpose once submitted to the contest.
  • By submitting an entry and including your name, address and contact information, you are acknowledging your acceptance and understanding of the complete contest rules including that the winning design is the property of the Kansas Fairgrounds Foundation.
  • More than one entry can be submitted by an individual but they must be submitted as separate entries.
  • A panel of judges selected by the Kansas Fairgrounds Foundation will choose the top 5 design submissions which will then be put to a public vote.
  • The Foundation reserves the right to end this contest at any time, effective on the date of the termination notice and is under no obligation to give advance notice of the termination.
  • This contest is subject to all federal, state and local laws.
  • Current Kansas State Fair or Kansas Fairgrounds Foundation full-time staff, board members or their spouses are not allowed to participate.
  • At the sole discretion of the Foundation, disqualification, forfeiture and the selection of an alternate winner may result from any of the following:
    • Winner’s failure to respond to notification within seven (7) business days after its transmission;
    • The return of an email notification as undeliverable after three (3) attempts;
    • Winner’s failure to provide original design files; failure to submit a completely original design; or failure to execute and return a release form.
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