Bicentennial Posters

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Thursday, Aug 12 - Sunday, Aug 22, at the Womans Building
Aug 12-22, 9 am - 5 pm

In 1921, Vinnorma Shaw designed a poster to commemorate the Missouri Centennial and advertise the Missouri Centennial Exposition at the Missouri State Fair. One hundred years later, Missouri students – grades three through twelve – were invited to help the Missouri Bicentennial Commission commemorate the state’s 200th anniversary by submitting design concepts for a Missouri Bicentennial poster. Sixteen finalists were selected for consideration, and four concepts were chosen, with each winner receiving $200 and a certificate acknowledging his/her achievement, as well as an invitation to attend the poster unveiling. The final sixteen design concepts will be on display at the Womans Building throughout the 2021 Missouri State Fair.