Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Timothy Clopp Photography to sponsor the Annie Oakley Days Photo Shoot Out

This year's Photo contest is being sponsored by Timothy Clopp Photography of Arcanum and will consist of 5 categories: Portrait, Landscape, Architecture, Enhanced, and Misc. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd and honorable mention in each category as well as a Best of Show and an Annie’s pick award.

Entries will be taken at the Fine Arts building at the fairgrounds on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 from 4pm to 7pm and on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 from 9am to 11am. Doors will close promptly on Wednesday at 11am for judging. Entries must be hung for the duration of the festival. All entries and prize money must be picked up Sunday, July 29, 2012 between 1pm and 3pm.

Participants may enter up to five original works, only 1 entry per category. All work must be original and must not contain nudity. Amateurs and professionals will be judged together. Prints are required to be framed, ready to hand with screw eyes and wire hanger. No SAWTOOTH hangers allowed. Print must be no smaller than 8x10 and no larger than 20x24. Prints may be printed on standard photography paper only. Examples include Matte, Glossy, Authentic Black and White. No metallic or pearl paper, texture coatings, metals, or acrylics permitted. Prints may be mounted (Foam board, Masonite, etc.) but will not be taken into account for judging. Prints may be matted. Glass is optional, non-glare glass is recommended. All photographs and artwork must not have been shown previously in the Annie Oakley Days Photography Shoot Out. Each entry must contain the following: Artist’s name, address, phone number, age group, and category. This information must be placed on the back of the photograph with an arrow to indicate the top of the photo.

In addition to the photo contest we have over 24 hours of great entertainment. We also have the Melodrama in the youth building, the Annie Oakley Western Arts Showcase in the Coliseum, Indian Creek Regulators, National Kiddie Tractor Pull, and the Shawnee Bandits fast draw.

New to the festival this year is the Little Miss and Mr. contest sponsored by Diane Evans Insurance at 7pm on Friday, and at 1pm on Saturday, the Annie Oakley car show sponsored by Doolittles Auto Service, Cornhole tournament sponsored by C & L Electric, Family Fun Games sponsored by Gunckle’s Tree Service, and all day on Sunday the new Darke County has Talent contest at the south entertainment tent.

Buy a weekend pass before the festival and pay only $2.00 for access to everything.

The complete schedule of events for the Annie Oakley Festival is available at our web site: or visit our facebook page:

The Annie Oakley Festival is supported by a $500 grant from the Darke County Visitors Bureau, visit the bureau’s website:

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