Chairperson:  Patty Jorgensen & Shannon Jorgensen

BEST OF SHOW 2016: Lorri Skelton


  1. Entries will be accepted Thursday, September 7, 2016, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm.
  2. Exhibitors must be amateurs. An amateur is a person who earns less than 25 percent of his/her income from the taking and/or sale of photographs.
  3. Work must be original work by the artist entering and not previously shown at the West Tennessee State Fair.
  4. Photos must be 5×7. All photos must be firmly and individually mounted on thick card stock or photo board. The trim MUST NOT exceed half-inch around the photo. No matted photographs will be accepted.
  6. All photos must have on the back of each entry:
    Name, Address, and Phone Number of the owner.
    Class Name (i.e. People, Animals, Scenic, etc.)
    Lot Number and Lot Name
  7. Exhibitors will be allowed only one entry in any lot. The same photo will not be accepted in more than one lot.
  8. No visible watermarks, collage work, or computer enhancement consisting of objects or shapes not present in the original scene and added to the photo or excessive distortions will be accepted. Metallic prints will be excluded or disqualified.
  9. Entries may be color, sepia, monochromatic, or black & white.
  10. All work submitted is at the photographers own risk. The West Tennessee State Fair cannot assume responsibility for lost or damaged art work.
  11. All first place entries will be judged for Best of Show.
  12. Exhibits MUST be picked up Sunday, September 17th, 6pm-8pm. Fair is Not responsible for exhibits not picked up.



The people are the main focus, not just part of the shot.

  • Lot 01 Babies (0-24 months)
  • Lot 02 Toddlers (2-4 years)
  • Lot 03 Children (5-12 years)
  • Lot 04 Teens (13-18 years)
  • Lot 05 Adults (solo/portraits)
  • Lot 06 Groups (3 or more people)
  • Lot 07 Children at Play
  • Lot 08 Military/Law Enforcement/Fire Fighters/EMT
  • Lot 09 Sporting Activity


The animals are the main focus, not just part of the shot.

  • Lot 01 Birds
  • Lot 02 Farm Animals
  • Lot 03 Pets
  • Lot 04 Wild Animals
  • Lot 05 Zoo Animals


  • Lot 01 Landscapes
  • Lot 02 Nightscapes
  • Lot 03 Skyscapes
  • Lot 04 Sunrise/Sunset
  • Lot 05 Waterscapes
  • Lot 06 Other Scenery (ONLY if the scene does NOT fit into any other lot)


The structure is the main focus, not just part of the shot.

  • Lot 01 Architectural Elements
  • Lot 02 Bridges
  • Lot 03 Buildings
  • Lot 04 Historical Structures
  • Lot 05 Old Barns
  • Lot 06 Other Structures (ONLY if the man-made structure does NOT fit into any other lot)


  • Lot 01 Bugs/Insects
  • Lot 02 Field Crops and/or Garden Vegetables
  • Lot 03 Flower (single bloom)
  • Lot 04 Flowers (multiple blooms)
  • Lot 05 Stormy Weather
  • Lot 06 Trees w/ Unique Characteristics


  • Lot 01 18 & Under (Photos by anyone AGE 18 & UNDER ONLY)
  • Lot 02 Fair Scenes
  • Lot 03 Farm Equipment
  • Lot 04 Heavy Machinery
  • Lot 05 Miscellaneous (Only if it does NOT fit into any other of the lots)
  • Lot 06 Current Fair Theme
  • Lot 07 Transportation – Animal(s), hitched or ridden
  • Lot 08 Transportation – Vehicle(s), Aircraft

People’s Choice Award

Fair goers will select a favorite photography entry. The winner will receive the People’s Choice ribbon.

Specific Lot Descriptions

  • Architectural Elements — capturing specific parts (elements) of a structure.
  • 18 & Under — This category is ONLY for photos taken by anyone age 18 and under.
  • Miscellaneous — If it does not fit into any other lot.