Digital Photo Contest

Event Chair: Darleen Ereaux

Entries are now being accepted for the 2017 photo contest. The photos will be displayed in the activity center at Purina Farms for everyone to see. Entries close on September 10, 2017.

Photo Entries

Photos will be divided into two categories, Amateur and Professional. For the purpose of this contest, a Professional is anyone who has received compensation of more than $500 for photography work.


Out and About — Beardies doing what Beardies do. This can be Beardies playing in the leaves, water, mud, snow, etc. Visiting unusual places or doing unusual things.

Just Say Cheese — Head shots depicting the Beardie personality and the beauty of the breed. This can be a profile or side shot. (no show photos, please)

Action — This is a shot displaying our Beardies' athleticism. This can be running, jumping, diving, swimming, agility, herding, etc.

Laughing Out Loud — This is a shot of your Beardie doing something funny or being silly that makes you LAUGH OUT LOUD.

Out-of-the-Box — This is a creative shot. The more unusual, the better. Use your imagination.


  • All photos must be of Beardies. No humans in the pictures, please.
  • All entries must be submitted via email as an attachment to, or submitted via regular mail on a CD (see mailing address above).
  • Please tag each photo with category and caption.

All photos should...

  • Be of good, clear quality (black and white or color).
  • Be 300 dpi at a minimum size of 5 X 7 inches
  • Include creative photo category and caption.
  • Be submitted in JPG format. Do not reduce resolution for e-mailing. Photos that are not viewable for any reason will be rejected.

The contest chair will acknowledge receipt of your entry by email. Digital images will not be returned.


Ribbons will be awarded by category for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places and honorable mention. A best in show ribbon will also be awarded. Ribbons that are not picked up at the show will be mailed at the end of the show.

Coloring Contest

This year, we are adding a coloring contest, so get out the crayons for your children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. The theme of this year's National is "At the Farm," and that is what the coloring pages depict. One entry per child, please.

We know that most children will not attend the Specialty, but their coloring pages will be displayed along with the photo contest photos. Photos of the display will be posted to the Specialty Facebook event page, and the kids can look for their photos and see their award ribbons there.

There will be three age groups:

  • 4 – 6 years
  • 7 – 9 years
  • 10 – 12 years

Please legibly print your name and age at the bottom of the coloring page.

Coloring pages can be submitted by scanning and e-mailing to, or they can be sent via regular mail to:

Darleen Ereaux
20828 Bourassa Ave.
Brownstown, MI 48183

When submitting the coloring pages, please provide a mailing address.

Ribbons will be awarded by age group for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and honorable mention. All ribbons will be mailed after the National.

Entries close on September 10, 2017.


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