UCYLA announces a Photo Contest

BUCKHANNON — The Upshur County Youth Livestock Association has decided to start a Photo Contest during the annual UCYLA Show and Sale. This contest is open to everybody in Upshur County! 

The purpose of this Photo Contest is to offer Upshur County youth and adults the opportunity to communicate through creative display a message in photography. The age divisions are as follows: Youth (ages 9-18) and Adult (ages 18 and over).

A first-place prize will be awarded within each category in both age divisions, except the black and white category, which will have just one overall winner. Honorable mentions will also be noted.

All photos will be displayed at the UCYLA Show and Sale in August and the winning photos will be named there. Photos may be displayed and printed for other materials. 

UCYLA Photo Contest Guidelines

1.Work must be done by entrant.

2.Photos are to be 8x10 inch color or black and white prints mounted on an 11x14 inch black or white poster board, foam board or card stock. Mount entry form with items listed below on the back of the photo board.

3.Photos must be taken by the contestant during the year 2021. Photos cannot be altered or image-enhanced in any way. Contestants are encouraged to use their phone camera, digital or 35mm camera.

4.Photo cannot have been presented in any other contest. 

5.The subject categories are:  

Animals around the Farm / Livestock – Photos that highlight animals (including pets and livestock) around the farm that dominate focus of the photo

Rural Landscapes – Focusing on scenery around the county

People in Farm Related Activities

Black and White Photos of any of the three categories above (No age division—just one overall winner)                                                         

6.Each entry can be in only one subject category, and entrant is to title the photo. 

7.A maximum of five entries per contestant is allowed.

8.Photos become the property of The Upshur County Youth Livestock Association and may be used in publications and promotions.

9.Entries must be dropped to Upshur County WVU Extension Office by Wednesday, August 4, 2021, by 4 p.m. OR dropped off to Youth Livestock Pavilion (behind the high school, below the pool) ON Wednesday, August 4, 2021, between 4-6 p.m. 

Include the following information on the back of your photo submissions:

Entrant’s Name:


Title of Entry:

Address of Entrant:


Age Division (check one):  ___Youth ___Adult


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