Contests

2024 Information Coming Soon!

Entry Details

Be creative! We are looking for an intricate renaissance theme; which could mean feasting, dancing, royalty, mermaids, fairies, jousting, juggling and much more!
Submissions should be one-sided, black and white page that is 8.5 x 11
Limit one entry per person
Judging will be conducted once the submission deadline has passed
Pages will be judged on overall quality of both the picture and the subject, and how those elements represent the spirit of the Renaissance Festival
Contest is FREE to enter!

File Information

Accepted file formats: JPG, PDF, TIF, EPS, PNG, Flattened PSD
TIF Formats should be flattened
EPS formats must have all type converted to vector paths (traced or outlined)
Max file size is 3MB

Rules & Restrictions

Family Friendly: The Minnesota Renaissance Festival reserves the right to disqualify any coloring pages that are not family friendly or do not meet the requirements
Copyright:
All art submitted to the Mid-America Festivals Inc. must be legal property of the person submitting the art. Your submission must be your own drawing and cannot be someone else’s artwork
AI Usage: Artwork must be an original work of the participant, created without the use of AI or digital image generation of any kind.
Usage Rights: Be entering this competition, you grant Mid-America Festivals Inc. and the Minnesota Renaissance Festival the right to publish or reproduce submitted art, along with your name and location on any Mid-America Festivals or Minnesota Renaissance Festival website, printed materials, newsletter and other social networking channels, without fee or compensation. Mid-America Festivals and the Minnesota Renaissance Festival may use submitted art for promotional or commercial use. Small alterations may be made by our staff in order to format submitted work for social media, print or promotional purposes.
Winners will be notified via email and prizes will be distributed after winners are announced

Prizes:

For the submission of a coloring book entry, you will receive 1 free admission ticket*
If your page is included in the coloring book, you will receive 2 festival admission tickets* and 1 free copy of the final coloring book.
1st Place Prize: One season pass to the 2025 Minnesota Renaissance Festival! (One 1st place prize for both Adult & Child Category)
*Festival Admission tickets valid weekends 1-4 plus Labor Day & Festival Friday, 2024

DUE DATE: July 1st, 2024

Thank you and we look forward to seeing all of the imaginative entries this year!
Coloring Book Competition Form


Calling all artists! Share your creativity and help brighten our Festival for the 2023 Season!

Our annual Mural Competition has begun and we’re looking for creative painters to paint a beautiful mural that captures the spirit of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival! Your murals can include but are not limited to jousting, juggling, mermaids, fairies, dragons, unicorns, witches, wizards, your favorite acts from the Renaissance, and more! Designs must be original and painted by the person submitting the form.

Contest is FREE to enter.

All murals must be 2′ x 2′ and painted with an outdoor paint or finished with a waterproof cover. They must be painted on a weather-treated material (i.e. treated plywood). The murals will be put on display at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival and will be exposed to the elements during the duration of our 2023 season. Please write your name on the back bottom right corner of the mural.

Each submitted mural competitor will receive one free admission ticket, only valid weekends 1-4 & Festival Friday.
See application form for rules and tips.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing all of the amazing murals this year!

DUE DATES:

Forms Due By: TBA
Murals Due By: TBA
Murals can be dropped off TBA
Murals dropped off after TBA date, will not be accepted!
If Murals aren’t registered they won’t be accepted


DROP OFF LOCATIONS:

Once completed you may drop your murals at the Festival Studio Office located at:
**Please call ahead to schedule your drop off time 952-698-9625**

Drop off at TBA

Murals will become the property of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival once dropped off.


PRIZES:

  • Grand Prize: TBA
  • Second Place: TBA
  • Third Place: TBA
     
 

Mural Competition Form
APPLICATION COMING SOON!

Mural Competition Voting Form
VOTING COMING SOON!

Voting will be open up until the end of weekend 4. Patrons will vote for their favorite mural. The top 3 murals will be awarded a prize!


The faeries of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival are in search of a new home!

Everyone in the King’s land is invited to participate in the Fairy House Competition as entry is free. Get inspired by the environment and create with earthly materials! Make a fairy garden or use a fun planting pot as the base for easy transportation. Decorate your house inside and out!

Contest is FREE to enter.

All fairy houses must be a minimum size of 12″ wide by 12″ long and a maximum size of 16″ wide by 16″ long. Fairy houses should be durable to weather elements as they will be displayed in the Special Events Field. Make sure your fairy house has a strong sturdy base and is light enough to carry for easy transportation. Fairy houses must have first/last name attached and must match the name on the entry form.

Each submitted Fairy House competitor will receive one free admission ticket, only valid weekends 1 – 4 + Festival Friday. See the application form for more rules and tips.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing all the crazy, fantastical fairy houses this year!

DUE DATES:

Forms Due By: TBA
Fairy Houses Due By: TBA

Forms are recommended to be completed before the Once Upon A Time weekend for a more efficient set up for the competition.

DROP OFF LOCATIONS:

Once completed, you may drop off your fairy house at the B-Gate (to the right of King’s Gate).

You may pick up your Fairy House at the Special Events Field between 5 – 7 PM (must show your Google Form submission with name to prove it is yours).

PRIZES:

          Adult (14 and Older)
Grand Prize: TBA
Second Place: TBA
Third Place: TBA

         Children (13 and Younger)
Grand Prize: TBA
Second Place: TBA
Third Place: TBA

Judging will be concluded for each day by the Fae Coterie Circle Council.

 
 

Fairy House Competition Form
APPLICATION COMING SOON!



Dog Race Competition Form
APPLICATION COMING SOON!