The California State Fair is seeking aspiring fashion designers, craftspeople, and creative artists to participate in the state's largest arts showcase, according to a press release. The deadline to apply is April 19.

The California Creative Arts exhibit will present a showcase of crafts and textiles created by California residents. Competitive divisions include creative arts, handcrafts, fiber art, needlework, quilting, scrapbooking and card crafting.

Crafters and artisans will compete for cash prizes and special awards, and award-winning entries will be put on display for the public for the duration of the state fair.

All adult California creative artists are invited to apply for this exhibit. Applicants may visit the California State Fair website at http://www.bigfun.org/participate-in-the-fair/compete-at-the-fair/adult/ to consult the California Creative Arts competition handbook, which details the important information on entry rules. Entry fees may be required depending on the competition entered.

For more information on the California Creative Arts competition, visit www.bigfun.org or contact Stephanie Jurkowski, sjurkowski@calexpo.com or 916-263-3194.

The California State Fair will run July 12-28, 2013 at Cal Expo in Sacramento. For more information, visit