Sheep Photo Competition

New location for 2022 – Main Exhibition Annex

This competition 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. Photos will be judged on composition and quality. Photographers are limited to two entries per class. Please write name, address and title of photo on the back of all photos. Minimum size of all photos is 8″ x 10″. NO framed photos. All photos must be matted and have a firm backing or foam backing. NO EXCEPTIONS.


Adult Division

Classes

Color

  • 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
  • 8. Computer Generated Photo Art*

Black and White

  • 9. Portraits  (i.e., heads, figures)
  • 10. Lambs
  • 11. Landscapes/Flocks of Sheep
  • 12. Still Life
  • 13. Stable Scenes
  • 14. Computer Generated Photo Art*

*Computer Generated Photo Art must be generated from a photo

Prizes

In each class:

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


Junior Division (ages 16 years and under as of January 1)

Classes

Color

  • 15. Any subject
  • 16. Computer Generated Photo Art*

Black and White

  • 17. Any Subject
  • 18. Computer Generated Photo Art*

*Computer Generated Photo Art must be generated from a photo

Prizes

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 in the Main Exhibition Annex on Friday, May 6, between 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 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 8, 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: Roxanne Dean, Sheep Photo Chairperson
6585 Steltz Rd, Glen Rock, PA 17327
717-817-4773 or

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Susan Due Pearcy has lived in the Agricultural Reserve in Barnesville, Maryland for 27 years and enjoys having sheep grazing next door and fibre artist friends nearby. She is continually inspired in her art and life by the natural beauty of her surroundings and works plein air in oil and pastel and creates her printmaking in Sugarloaf Studio behind her home...

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