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Adult & Junior Contests

Page Last Updated: 17-Sep-19

What You Will See


NEWS: We are offering more opportunity for photographers to win prize money this year.

Best in Show Awards
$75.00 Adult Classes 
$50.00 Junior Classes 

People’s Choice Awards

Senior Classes
$15 First Place
$10 Second Place
$5 Third Place

Junior Classes
$15 First Place
$10 Second Place
$5 Third Place

Entry Fees: All contestants: $1.00 per entry, payable at time of photo drop off in Building E. Please pre-register online.

New Contact: Chris Shave

Make checks payable: DCSWGA
(Dutchess County Sheep and Wool Growers Assn)


ENTER ONLINE HERE. You will still need to print, mount and drop off your work for display in order to compete as per Rule #2.

1.  Contest is open to Amateurs Only.

2.  All photos must be matted.  Mats may have an interior border.  No photos with GLASS will be accepted.

3.  Photographs must be taken by entrant.

4.  Entries must be received FRIDAY, October 18, 2019 from 2pm-7pm at Building E.   Entrant will attach label on back of picture showing Title; Entrant Name, Address and Telephone Number, email if applicable and  Category being entered.

Please note: NO ENTRIES will be accepted via the mail

5.  Each entrant may enter up to 10 photos. (The ten photos can be in one category or split between the categories, but no more than ten in total.)

6.  Picture Size: No larger than 8 X 12. and should be MATTED (you choose color).

7. A digital copy of the photographs entered MUST accompany submissions. Submission of a photograph for this contest implies that the participant agrees that photo may be used on the Association's website and possibly in print material that depicts winning photographs or participants in general in direct relation to promoting the photo contest. The digital copies must just be of the images entered with the titles and name of the person submitting under each image.

8. Photos will be judged on artistic merit, presentation and overall quality of the image. The decisions of the judges are private and final. The People’s Choice Award will be chosen by Festival goers by paper ballot with voting closing by 2 pm on Sunday. The images for consideration will be any of the 8 First Place Award winners chosen from the various classes.

9. Photos will remain on display until 4:00 pm Sunday of the festival weekend. Participants or their representative must come to Building E to claim their photographs by 5:00 pm, Sunday of the festival weekend.  If you are unable to claim your entry at the close of the show on Sunday, you may have a representative pick them up for you. You will get a receipt for each entry. Your representative will need to have those receipts in order to pick up the photos. All photographs NOT claimed by 5 PM Sunday, will become the property of DCSWGA.

Junior Photography (age 17 and Under)

40 - Our Favorite People 
41 - Farm Animals
42 - Nature Scenes
43 - Living a “Fiber-ful” Life         

Adult Photography (18 and over)

50 - Our Favorite People 
51 - Farm Animals
52 - Nature Scenes
53 - Living a “Fiber-ful” Life