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2017 IAFE Contests

The IAFE committees are in the process of updating the 2017 contest information. Our goal is to have all 2017 contest information and entry process available, on www.iafecontest.com , by February 1, 2017.

2017 Hall of Fame Communications Awards: Category 18 – Website

Fairs that occurred after October 3, 2016 and prior to February 1, 2017 can now enter this category. Your process is just slightly different. Please submit the Category 18 judging request form located here when you are ready for your website to be judged. Judging of your site will take place following your submission to judge. Results will be included in the 2017 judging process.

All other entries and will be entered, after February 1, at www.iafecontest.com.

*Note: The 30 day advance judging will not be included in the 2017 rules for Category 18. Fairs may request their site be judged at their discretion. It is the intention of the committee to have the websites judged within fourteen days but no later than thirty days following entry notification.

IAFE Announces 2016 Contest Winners

1468 entries were judged by over 50 industry experts. The IAFE contest program provides members the opportunity to compete among their peers. The contest submission then acts as a resource for all members. Competition was brisk in Communications, Competitive Exhibits, Agriculture and Sponsorship. Our State and Provincial Associations compete as well.

Congratulations to Our Winners

Plan to attend the IAFE Convention November 27-30 when we will recognize winners and display entries. Winning plaques and certificates will be available at Convention in Las Vegas. If your fair will not be in attendance please notify .

Agriculture Contest Winners – We have a (R)evolutionary change! The Agriculture Awards will be featured at the General Session on Tuesday, November 29 at 8:00 a.m. (No ticket required for attendees). Best of Division, Best of Show, and Sweepstake winners will be recognized.




Hall of Honor Communications Winners – Hall of Honor Communication Awards will be featured at the General Session on Wednesday, November 30 at 5:00 p.m. (No ticket required for attendees). Category 21 – Best Marketing and Division winners will be recognized.



Competitive Exhibit Winners – The Competitive Exhibit contest winners will be featured at the General Session on Tuesday, November 29 at 8:00 a.m. This is another (R)evolutionary move. (No ticket required for attendees) Best of Division and Judges Choice winners will be recognized.



Innovation in Sponsorship Winners – We will celebrate our first year of competition Wednesday, November 30 at the General Session. (No ticket required for attendees). Best of Division winners will be recognized.



State and Provincial Communications Winners – All entries and winners will be displayed in the Ed Shed.





For all entries, except Agriculture, judge’s comments will be available for view by November 15. Agriculture entries are available now.

Check back February 15 for 2017 IAFE Contest information.