2017 Photo Contest
The Photography Competition is another great way to market your farm! We all have those special photos of our alpacas that we hold near and dear. So here’s your chance to show off your photography skills, those special alpaca moments, and your wonderful alpacas. All attendees and alpaca owners are invited to participate in the Photo Contest. Photos will be judged on creativity, composition, content, and artistic merit.
Please enter your photography on the online Show Registration Site. You can find the photo contest under “Stalling, Sponsors, Volunteering and Other Fees”.
Adult – Ages 19 and older
Youth – Ages 18 and younger
(Please do not submit photos with special effects in the first three categories)
- Alpaca(s) interacting with other animals or inanimate objects
- Postcard worthy (alpacas depicted in beautiful surroundings or capturing the alpaca’s nature)
- Artistic freedom (may include computer enhanced photos, photos taken with lens or filters causing special effects, etc.)
Format must be 8” X 10” and mounted on black matt or tag board (found at Walmart, Michaels, or AC Moore.) Allow for an inch margin around. Only one photo per person per category permitted. All photos must contain at least one alpaca. No photos are to be submitted that have been previously published elsewhere. Each photo may only be entered in one category. All photos submitted must have been taken within the past 12 months, prior to the entry deadline. All entries must be mailed, with a digital email follow-up. No photos will be accepted without both the actual photo and digital. Digital submission of photos permits PAOBA to publish photos on PAOBA’s Planet website. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons will be awarded in each category. A special “People’s Choice Award” will be selected from the display of the twelve winning photos by show attendees votes. This special ribbon will be awarded Sunday afternoon to the winning photo. Ribbons will be displayed at the 2017 PAOBA Breeders’ Showcase. Ribbons, winning photos, and all other photos may be picked up from photo contest display after noon on Sunday, November 12, 2017. Judge’s decisions are final. Include a self-addressed, stamped mailer if photos are to be returned to you.
Deadline for photo contest entries is November 1, 2017.
There is a $10.00 entry fee per photo. Only the following information should be on a label on the back of each photo:
- Farm name
- Photographer’s name
- Phone number
Entering the Contest
Send All Photos and Entry Fees (checks payable to PAOBA) to:
2017 Showcase Photo Contest
c/o George Sherry
375 Amadei Road
Ebensburg, PA 15931