September 17, 2021 (Entry Form) - The 45th Annual East Poultry Festival Open Photography Show, sponsored by The Light and Champion, will be held at First Baptist Church Family Life Center gym from 10am to 5pm in conjunction with the Quilt Show and Creative Show. The 2021 Poultry Festival, presented by Farmers State Bank, will be October 7th, 8th and 9th on the historic downtown square.
According to Photography Show Chairman and coordinator, Billie Jones, photography entries will be accepted at First United Methodist Church (basement), 211 Porter Street, Saturday, September 18th from 9am to 12 noon. Entries may also be dropped off at the Chamber of Commerce office before 3pm on Friday, September 17th. 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 9am until 4pm, Monday – Thursday and 9am until 4pm on Friday or may be found at www.shelbycountychamber.com. Entry forms and rules may also be picked up at any Farmers State Bank branch, Blake Furniture, or Deb’s boutique.
Photography Show Categories include Fine Art, Scenic, Urban, People, Animals, Digital Manipulation, Flowers and Themed (specifically/primarily poultry). The age groups are Children 12 and under; Youth 13-18; and Adults 19 and over. The rule packets give additional information regarding the categories and classes.
Entry fees are $3 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 9th between 3pm - 5pm 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 and Pilgrim’s Pride.