North Dakota State Fair Receives International Recognition

The North Dakota State Fair has received thirteen first place, five second place, and two third place Awards of Excellence from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) headquartered in Springfield, MO. The awards were presented during the 124th Annual IAFE Convention in Las Vegas, December 7th – 11th.

IAFE 2014

First place awards:

Overall Program for Competitive Agriculture Exhibitors

Overall Agricultural Program for the Non-Agricultural Fairgoing Public

Overall Program for Commercial Agricultural Vendors

New or Unique Division of Competitive Exhibits

Participatory Contest

Competitive Exhibit Display Photo (single)

Newspaper Ad – Black and White

Newspaper Ad – Color

Single Brochure/Flyer

Electronic Newsletter

Misc. Marketing/Promotional Display or Piece


Mobile Website

Second place awards:

Special or Specific Agricultural Educational Event, Exhibit, or Program for the Fairgoing Public

Video of a Special or Unique Event for Exhibitors or the Fairgoing Public

Unique Contest

General Display Photo (single)

Printed Promotional Material

Third place awards:

Promotional Advertising – Outdoor

Radio Ad


There are a total of 14 Agriculture Award categories, each divided into 5 divisions by attendance, that a Fair or Expo can enter. The entries are evaluated and judged by a team of industry leaders. These individuals are selected from the membership of the IAFE, which has over 1,200 members from around the globe.

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