Sheep Photo Competition

Virtual competition for 2021!

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 and must have been completed since the 2019 festival.

This competition is open to ALL photographers. Photos will be judged on composition and quality.

Looking for competition results? Go to our 2021 Virtual Competition Results page!

Adult Division

Classes

Color or Black & White

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

*Must be generated from a photograph.

Prizes

In each class:

1st     $14
2nd    $12
3rd     $10
4th     $9


Junior Division (age 16 years and under)

Classes

Color or Black & White

  • 8. Any subject
  • 9. Computer Generated Photo Art*

*Must be generated from a photograph.

Prizes

In each class:

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


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


How to Enter

Please email your photos to Roxanne Dean, . Entries must be received by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, April 17. Photos must be submitted in .jpeg or .jpg format and be at least 2,000 pixels wide. Be sure to include the division and class in your file name (e.g., AdultClass1.jpg, JuniorClass8.jpg) and to include your name and address in the body of the email.

Proposals for 2022 Fiber Arts Seminars now being accepted

We are now accepting proposals for fiber arts seminars to be held in conjunction with the 49th Annual Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, which will take place in person on May 7 & 8, 2022 in West Friendship, Maryland. Many seminars will be held Wednesday-Friday of the week leading up to the festival; all seminars will be held in person. The Fiber Arts Seminar Committee invites instructors from every heritage, culture, belief system, and lifestyle to submit a proposal.

Submit your proposal(s) here.

The deadline to submit a proposal is July 15.…

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