Sheep Photo Contest

This contest is intended to encourage photographers to explore the beauty of sheep and other wool producing animals, and the versatility of wool and related products. All photos must be related to these subjects.

This competition is open to ALL photographers. Minimum size of prints is 8″ x 10″.  Photographers are limited to two entries in each class. Photos will be judged on composition and quality. All photos must be matted and mounted on foam core or firm backing. NO framed photos. Please write name, address and title of photo on the back of all photos.

Adult Division



  • 1. Portraits – People with sheep
  • 2. Portraits – Single sheep/head or whole sheep
  • 3. Lambs
  • 4. Landscapes/Flocks of Sheep
  • 5. Still Life Inanimate objects (i.e. yarn, shears, spinning wheel, etc.)
  • 6. Sheep & Wool Related Activities
  • 7. Stable Scenes

Black and White

  • 8. Portraits  (i.e., heads, figures)
  • 9. Landscapes/Flocks of Sheep
  • 10. Stable Scenes
  • 11. Still Life


In each class:

1st     $12
2nd    $10
3rd     $8
4th     $7

Junior Division (age 16 years and under)



  • 12. Portraits
  • 13. Lambs
  • 14. Landscapes/Flocks of Sheep
  • 15. Stable Scenes
  • 16. Sheep & Wool Related Activities

Black and White

  • 17. Any Subject


In each class:

1st     $10
2nd    $8
3rd     $6
4th     $5

Best of Show:  $50
Reserve:  $35
Best Maryland Resident Entry:  $30
Best Maryland Resident Jr. Entry: $20

How to Enter

Entries will be received Friday, May 5, between 11:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. If you need to mail in your entries, contact the Sheep Photo Chairman. Judging will be at 5:00 p.m. on Friday. All entries must remain throughout the Festival and will not be released before 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 7, and must be claimed by 5:30 p.m. that evening. Any entries not picked up become the property of the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. The Festival Committee assumes no responsibility for damage or loss of entries, but will make every effort to display and care for photos entered.

There is no entry fee.

For information contact: Mary Streaker, Sheep Photo Chairman, 624 E. Watersville Road, Mt. Airy, MD 21771, 410-382-7135

2017 Catalog Cover Art Competition Winner

Congratulations to Britt Silkey of Frostburg, MD for her winning entry in the 2017 Cover Art Competition.

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