HEARTS Contest
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HEARTS Contest

DATE(S): October 3 - 13, 2024

LOCATION(S): BASE at Extraco Events Center and Hometown Stage

HEARTS stands for Heritage, Arts, and Technical Skills. This contest will encourage participation in artistic, cultural, and technical endeavors. All while offering scholarship opportunities for the youth participants.

All the entries from the contest will proudly be on display in the BASE for the duration of the Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo.
In addition to the youth contests listed below, the HEARTS committee will host demonstrations of cultural heritage through dance, music, and theater.
Stay updated on all things HEARTS on this webpage and the Heart O' Texas Livestock & Competitive Events Facebook Page.

Artwork from the 2023 HEARTS Contest is available for pick-up in the Fair Office at the South Entrance of the Coliseum until November 1st. After November 1st, any unclaimed artwork becomes property of the Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo.

The Contests

Coloring Contest

The coloring contest is a chance for our youngest artists to get involved at the fair. Pre-K through 2nd Grade students are welcome to print and color the official HEARTS coloring page and submit it for a chance to win a ribbon.


The HEARTS Art Contest will see painted illustrations, drawings, and mixed medium entries. The Art Contest is divided into three divisions: Junior, Intermediate, and Senior. Awards will be given in each division, with additional awards and scholarships awarded in the Senior division.


The HEARTS Graphic Design Contest is open to the Senior age division only. The students will be given a prompt that they will need to create a logo or cover art. Awards and scholarships will be given in this contest as well. The first place entry in the cover art contest will be the featured in the next year's HEARTS Catalog.


Entries in the HEARTS Photography Contest can be in black and white or color. The 2022 contest saw portraits, landscapes, and action photos. The Photography Contest is open to the Intermediate and Senior age divisions. Awards will be given in both divisions, with additional awards and scholarships in the Senior division.


The HEARTS Animation Contest is open to Intermediates and Seniors. There are three categories: 2D, 3D, and Stop Motion. The entries cannot exceed one minute in length. Awards and scholarships will be given.

Fashion Design contest

NEW!!! The HEARTS Committee is excited to bring a new contest to the mix. For Fashion Design, Senior students will provide a display board featuring a summary of their design, storyboard, and sketch of their design based on the given prompt. Awards and a scholarship will be given.
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