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September 9-11, 2022

Photo Contest

Wild and Woolly Photo Contest 

On display in the Activity Center Friday-Saturday-Sunday 


Calling all photographers - give us your best shots! The Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival and the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative (WSBC) invite you to submit your sheep and wool photos to its annual photo contest. The contest is open to everyone, regardless of whether they raise sheep or are WSBC members. A judge will select the winning photos based on theme, clarity, content, composition and appeal. Each class winner will receive a cash or merchandise prize, and premiums will be awarded to the top photographer in each class based on the number of contest entries. Entries must be postmarked by August 31. 


Enter photographs in the following classes: 

Scenic Photo 

Just Lambs

Kids and Sheep 

Photo Taken by Youth (only for youths aged 21 and younger as of August 15).

Photographers may enter more than one class, and may enter more than one photograph in each class. 

  • (Enter by email) submit the chosen images and send the following information: Title of photo, contest class, and the photographer's name. 
  • (For mailed in entries) Enter 8” x 10” color or black-and-white prints – no mounting please * A $5 per photo entry fee must accompany each entry. Make checks payable to Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival (WSWF). $30 fee for NSF.
  • Write the following information on the back of each photograph: Title of photo, contest class, and the photographer's name and e-mail address. Entries in the Photo Taken by Youth class also must include the age of the photographer as of August 15.
  • By entering the contest, all photographers and those persons photographed agree that entries can be used or reproduced at the discretion of the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative, which reserves the right to publish a selection on entries in the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival catalog, on the Festival and WSBC websites and in other selected media.
  • Photos will not be returned: Contestants may pick up their photos at 3 p.m. on Sunday in the Activity Center at the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival.


Rebecca Bader 

7110 Dark Canyon Road

Rapid City, South Dakota 57702

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