Kansas Wheat Sponsored Kansas State Fair Contests

Posted August 6, 2018

Kansas Wheat Photography Contest

Division 430 - Fine Arts

The Kansas Wheat Photo Contest is for photographs featuring all phases of the wheat industry. These color photographs will be used to promote Kansas as America's No. 1 Wheat State. All Kansans - amateur and professional photographers - are invited to capture the story of Kansas wheat. All entries become property of the Kansas Wheat Commission, but the commission does not purchase exclusive rights.

  1. Contestants are limited to two entries but can only win one placing.
  2. Any subject featuring wheat may be entered: seeding, storage, wheat fields, harvest, custom crews, grain trade, milling, wheat products, baking and more. Photos of wheat during winter and spring time would be helpful.
  3. Please print as glossy or matte prints. 8” x 10” prints when matted are 11” x 14”. A panoramic print 5” x 15” matted can be no larger than 10” x 20”. No frames allowed.
  4. Digital photographs are required. Please save the digital image to a jump drive or CD which is to be included with your entry . Please label the entry with your name, hometown and e-mail address, if available.
  5. Photographs must be taken by the person making the entry, but the contestant need not have processed the film or photographic print. No "signed" prints may be entered. The photographs may have been taken at any time, entered in other contests and / or previously published.
  6. Published photographs will be credited. Any Kansas resident is eligible to enter except employees and board members of the Kansas Wheat Commission or Kansas Association of Wheat Growers and their families.

Judging is based on the advertisement of Kansas Wheat

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $150, 2nd - $100, 3rd - $75, 4th - $50 and 5th - $35

Online Fair Entry

Printable Form (Must be postmarked by August 15)


Kansas Wheat Bread Sculpture Contest

Division 600 - Foods

“Find Your Fun” and have fun with your food. Get your hands on some dough and enter our "Open Classes" or if your "County" participated and offered this class at your County Fair and you were the winner, you can enter our "County Winner Classes". This year, we combine: wheat, one of the great agricultural products in Kansas, creativity, various shaping techniques and baking. Come join in and “WOW” us with your creation. “Find Your Fun” in the kitchen with the Kansas State Fair.


Participants must pre-enter with the Kansas State Fair no later than August 15, 2018.

  • One entry per participant, per class.
  • Extended receiving hours for this contest only, Friday, September 7, between 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Items may still be brought during standard receiving times for Foods entries earlier in the week.  Judging will take place Friday, September 7 @ 2:00 p.m.
  • Bread sculpture may be constructed from frozen yeast dough or a yeast dough made from scratch.
  • Bread sculptures will not be tasted.
  • Seeds, herbs and other edible decorative toppings and icings may be used.
  • Must submit a typed, detailed recipe including shaping instructions with step by step photos or sketches on an 8 1/2" x 11" paper with name and address in lower left corner (will be covered prior to judging). Include age for youth entries.
  • No size restrictions. For small individual sculptures, 6 should be entered. (ex: bunnies, turtles)
  • All sculptures must be received on a sturdy, disposable plate, board, or tray and will remain on display throughout the fair.
  • For examples and ideas, visit or http://nationalfestivalofbreads.com/recipes/bread-shaping-0

Additional questions may be directed to: kswheat@kswheat.com or Nicole.Jaskoski@ks.gov 

**NOTE: Participants that do not win and advance from their County Fair may still enter their item in the “Open Class” Bread Sculpture Contest

Below Classes are for County Winners Only 

  • 01 - Youth - *Follow rules for 4-H ages, 18 or under by Jan. 1, current year 
  • 02 - Adult
  • 03 - Team - 2 - 3 youths and / or adults

Below Classes are Open Classes

  • 04 - Youth - *Must be age 18 or under by Jan. 1, current year
  • 05 - Adult
  • 06 - Team - 2 - 3 youths and / or adults

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $50, 2nd - $25 and 3rd - $15 and will be paid directly from the sponsor after the fair. One Overall Grand Champion will be selected from the (6) 1st place winners (3 classes, county winners & open class winners) and will receive an additional $100.

Bread Shaping Ideas

Online Fair Entry 

Printable Form (Must be postmarked by August 15)


Kansas Market Wheat Shows

Division 114 - Agriculture

Meeting the needs of customers is important to any business, and wheat farming is no exception. U.S. wheat is the world’s most reliable choice. U.S. wheat producers offer the highest‐quality wheat in the world. The Kansas Market Wheat Show exists to educate Kansas wheat producers of all ages of the factors that they can control to some extent to grow high‐quality wheat.

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