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Winner Announced for the 2024 Kansas State Fair T-Shirt Contest

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By the Kansas Fairgrounds Foundation

 

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Kansas Fairgrounds Foundation hosted a t-shirt design contest for the 2024 Kansas State Fair. Online voting took place on Facebook until April 30, 2024, at 11:59 p.m.

The votes are in! The winning design received more than 1,100 votes via Facebook “Like” and won by more than 400 votes.

First Place

And the winner is… Darick Parson of Wichita, KS!

The first-place prize package includes:

  • Winning design 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

Congrats also to our second and third place winners who will also be receiving a Kansas State Fair Prize Package!

Second Place

Second Place: Ben Tegtmeier of Eudora, KS with more than 700 votes!

Second-Place Prize Package includes:

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

Third Place

Third Place: Erin Givens of Hutchinson, KS with more than 650 votes!

Third-Place Prize Package includes:

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

Runners-Up

Design by Ireland L. Mishler
Design by Darick Parson

Of course we want to thank all of the finalists as well!

Thanks to Ireland L. Mishler of Clearwater, KS and Darick Parson of Wichita, KS with a second design as additional finalists and runners-up in the contest! 

Thank You to All Participants

We definitely don’t want to forget to thank EVERYONE who submitted one of the 200+ designs to the first Kansas State Fair T-Shirt Contest and to everyone who participated by voting and sharing the contest on Facebook! In total, we had more than 3,375 votes!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Click Here to See Every 2024 T-Shirt Contest Submission!

Additional Info

The top 5 designs were judged blind and chosen by the selection committee before going into the final round of public voting, which took place on the Kansas Fairgrounds Foundation’s Facebook page. Votes were accepted via Facebook “like” until April 30, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

The winning design will be produced and sold at the Official Kansas State Fair Merchandise Booth and the top 3 vote recipients will receive a special Kansas State Fair prize package provided by the Foundation. 

Participation in this contest supports improvements to the Kansas State Fairgrounds. Funds from the t-shirt sales will go towards renovation projects to improve our historic Kansas State Fairgrounds.

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Prizes

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 involved 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.