September 20, 2019 - The 43rd Annual East Poultry Festival Open Photography Show will be held at the office of Dr. Charles R. Collard, O.D. located next to the RIO Theatre on the downtown Center Square, October 3, 4 and 5, from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
According to event Chairman and coordinator, Billie Jones, photography entries will be accepted at First United Methodist Church (basement), 211 Porter Street, Saturday, September 21st from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Entries may also be dropped off at the Chamber of Commerce office before 3:00 on Friday, September 20th. For more information Mrs. Jones may be reached at 936-591-2426 or 936-598-7778.
Photography Show entry forms and rules may be picked up at the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce office located in the old jail inside the Historic Courthouse Square from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday – Thursday and 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Friday or may be found at www.shelbycountychamber.com.
Photography Show Categories include Fine Art, Scenic, Urban, People, Animals, Digital Manipulation, Flowers and Themed (specifically/primarily poultry). The age groups are Children 12 & under; Youth 13-18 and Adults 19 and over. The rule packets give additional information regarding the categories and classes.
Entry fees are $3.00 per entry. There will be a panel of judges choosing 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention in each category, and Best of Show for adults, youth and children and People’s Choice Award.
Entries may be picked-up on the final day of the Poultry Festival, Saturday, October 5, between 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the exhibit location.
Farmers State Bank is the Presenting Sponsor of the East Texas Poultry Festival. Gold Sponsors for the Festival are City of Center, Tyson Foods, Drewery Construction and Pilgrim’s Pride.