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Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Announce Wild and Woolly Photo Contest

Deadline to enter is Aug. 15.

The Wisconsin Sheep Breeders Cooperative invites shepherds, fiber enthusiasts, youth and others to enter its Wild and Woolly Photo Contest, the final judging for which will take place at the 2009 Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival. The contest is open to everyone, including non-WSBC members and regardless whether they raise sheep.

New to this year’s contest is a grand prize, sponsored by Woodman’s Markets, for $50 in photo-processing services. The grand prize will be awarded to the photographer of the single photo receiving the most votes during the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, which is slated for September 11 through 13 at Jefferson Fair Park, Jefferson.

Entries must be postmarked by Aug. 15.

Enter 8x10” color or black-and-white non-mounted photos in the following categories: Scenic, Kids and Sheep, Any Other Sheep or Wool Photo, and Photo Taken by Youth (for youth aged 18 and younger). Photographers may enter in more than one category, and they may enter more than one photograph in each category. A $5 fee must accompany each photo, with checks payable to WSBC, and premiums will be awarded to top photos based on the number of contest entries.

The initial screening of photos will be based on clarity, content, composition and appeal. Visitors to the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival will vote for their favorite photos. When submitting photos, write the following information on a 3x5” card and attach it to the back of each photograph: Title of photo, contest category, and the photographer’s name, address, phone number and e-mail address. Entries in the Photo Taken by Youth category also most include the age of the photographer.

All entries become the property of WSBC and the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival to be used or reproduced at their discretion, including in the Festival catalog and on the Festival and WSBC websites. Entries will not be returned.

All entries should be mailed to Jane Metcalf, 2679 N. County Road M, Milton, WI 53563. Complete information is available on the WSBC website,

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