A late breaking news update:
It appears that 4 of the 6 knitting projects I sent to the State Fair have indeed received ribbons.
A 2nd Place ribbon on my lime Citron Shawlette and 3rd Place ribbons on the 2-color mittens, the cabled cowl and the felted slippers.
The socks and scarf are just hanging out in the background awaiting the return flight home and hoping they don't have to listen to a bunch of bragging from the afore mentioned items in the box while en route back.
You gotta love the State Fair!