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September 11-13, 2020

Photo Contest

Youth Sweepstakes Event!

Wild and Woolly Photo Contest

On display in the Activity Center

Get your cameras out and give us your best shots!  The Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative invites 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 members of the co-op. Judges will select the winning photos based on theme, clarity, content, composition and appeal for the category entered. Photos will be on display in the Activity Center, Friday through Sunday.

Entries must be postmarked by August 15.


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 color or black-and-white prints that are approximately 8”x10" - do not mount the entry.
* A $5 per photo entry fee must accompany each entry.  Make checks payable to Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Co-op (WSBC).  Write the following information on a 3"x5" card and attach it to the back of each photograph:  Title of photo, contest class, and the photographer's name, address, phone number and e-mail address, and if a member of MSSBA.  Entries in the Photo Taken by Youth class also must include the age of the photographer as of the entry deadline date of August 15.
* By entering the contest, all photographers and those persons photographed agree that entries become the property of Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative to be used or reproduced at its discretion with due credit given to the photographer.  The Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative reserves the right to publish any Photo Contest entry in the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival catalog, the Wisconsin Shepherd, on the Festival and WSBC websites and in other selected media and venues such as shall be deemed appropriate in the promotion of the cooperative’s events and activities, but shall not sell or license same to any third party.
* A Best of Show entry will be selected by the judges.
* MSSBA Award: Entries with Shetland sheep will be awarded a ribbon provided by the Midwest Shetland Sheep Breeders Association (MSSBA).

Debbie Petzel, 2037 – 180th Ave., Centuria, WI 54824

Questions? Contact Debbie at 612-578-1528 or

Through Their Lens – Winners of the Photo Contest

Many thanks to everyone who entered the 2019 Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Co-op Photo Contest this year! We had many submissions from some truly talented photographers, and our judges had some challenging decisions in narrowing down the winners. The beautiful images were a highly visited attraction at the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival. The top placings for the four contest categories are:

2019 Sponsors
Just Lambs and Scenic Photos Category - $50.00 award sponsored by WSBC -
Kids and Lambs - Award sponsored by Ewesful Gifts - BOB & CAROL BLACK EWESFUL GIFTS
Photo Taken By Youth - $50.00 gift certificate to Profiles sponsored by Windswept Crest Farm - Petzel Family

Just Lambs - Top Three

1. Mister Handsome - Carrie Flores


2. Whatcha Doin? - Emily Schwanke


3. Untitled - Tami Bowser

Scenic Photo - Top Three

1. Untitled - Tami Bowser


2. Say Cheese - Emily Schwanke


3. Sunset Splendor - Marlene Bell

Kids and Lambs - Top Three


Tie 1 - Smile - Emily Schwanke


Tie 1 - Champions Are Made Here - Emily Schwanke


2,  Just Hanging Out - Dianne Vielhuber 


3.  Hampshire Happiness - Kirstin Thompson

Photos Taken By Youth - Top Five


1. Springtime - Emily Schwanke


Tie 2. Jack Frost - David Thompson


Tie 2. Happiness Comes in Many Forms - Emily Schwanke


Tie 3. Will I Be Famous? - Vivian Stephenson


Tie 3. Border Blanketed in Snow - David Thompson

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