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September 10-12, 2021

Photo Contest


Wild and Woolly Photo Contest

Calling all photographers, give us your best shots! The Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival and the Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative invite you to submit your sheep and wool photos to the 2020 Virtual Photo Contest. The contest is open to everyone, regardless of whether they raise sheep or are WSBC members. A panel of judges will select the winning photos based on theme, clarity, content, composition and appeal. 

The Best of Show winner will receive a cash or merchandise prize, sponsored by Lone Rooster Farm. 

Entries must be emailed to by August 15, 2020. 


Enter photographs in the following classes:

· Scenic Photo 

· Just Lambs

 · Kids and Sheep 

· Wisconsin Shepherd Cover Photo - (Photo taken in vertical/portrait format suitable for magazine cover. Magazine title will cover approximately the two inches.) 

· Photo Taken by Youth (only for youths aged 18 and younger as of August 15). 

· Photographers may enter more than one class, but they may only enter one photograph in each class. 

· Please submit jpgs in a file size of approximately 1 - 2 MB

· The entry fee has been waived for this special virtual contest 

· Your email should include:
  - Title of photo, contest class, and the photographer's name, address, and phone number. 
  - Entries in the Photo Taken by Youth class also must include the age of the photographer as of August 15, 2020. 

· By entering the contest, all photographers and those photographed agree that entries become the property of WSBC to be used or reproduced at its discretion. 

· The Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative reserves the right to publish a selection of entries in the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival catalog, on the Festival and WSBC websites and in other selected media and venues. 

· The Best of Show entry will be selected by the judges.


 Lynn Lee at 
Questions? Contact Lynn at (414) 828-9757


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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