For some, the Minnesota State Fair is all about competition. There are ribbons given out for everything from barrel racing to beeswax carving.
Every day this week, All Things Considered is asking: "What's being judged?"
Can you figure it out?
Here's a hint, from Judge Katie Benson:
Broken bones. Missing parts.
But also: Here's what might constitute a top entry in this particular state fair competition, from participant Wyatt Tesch:
Here's one more, for good measure, this time from Katie Benson. Does it help?
All the judges here are part of the 4-H program. They were all assessing entries in an evening poultry competition — a very specific one.
Have you figured it out yet?
Click the gallery below for the big reveal.
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