We are celebrating our 75th fair year in 2023~Please join us!   Inviting all past Fairest of the Fair winners to attend the Fairest of the Fair on Saturday, August 12th 2023 at 8:00.


Department 4 Division 2

Premiums for  Class 1 and 21st-$5     2nd-$4     3rd-$3

Premiums for Class 3 and 4: 1st-$3     2nd-$2     3rd-$1

Class 1Color or Black & White PrintsAdults
(matted or mounted from 5×7 to 8×10)

  1. Candid of person or people
  2. Portrait
  3. Animals
  4. Landscapes
  5. Waterscape
  6. Skyscrapes
  7. Inanimate Objects
  8. Flowers/Plants
  9. Action
  10. Insects
  11. Architecture
  12. Any Other Photo
  13. Fair Scene (anywhere in USA)
  14. Best of Show

Class 2Color or Black and White PrintsYouth
(matted or mounted from 5×7 to 8×10)

  1. People
  2. Landscape, Waterscape, or Skyscrape
  3. Animals
  4. Flowers/Plants
  5. Buildings
  6. Inanimate Objects
  7. Any Other Photo
  8. Fair Scene (anywhere in USA)
  9. Best of Show

Class 3 – SnapshotsAdults
Class 4SnapshotsYouth
(4×6 matted on poster board)

  1. People
  2. Portrait
  3. Scapes (land, sea, or air)
  4. Buildings
  5. Animals
  6. Flowers/Plants
  7. Series of 3 Related Photographs
  8. Humorous (photo makes you laugh)
  9. Best of Show

  • Enter: Saturday, August 12, 2023 and Sunday, August 13, 2023 from 9a.m.-2p.m. NO EXCEPTION
  • All entries in Class 1 and 2 must be at least 5×7, but no larger than 8×10. Entries must be matted and mounted on mat board no smaller than 8×10 and no larger than 11×14.
  • Name, Address, Class, and Lot Number MUST be on the back of each entry.
  • Entries must be made in person and must be work of the exhibitor.
  • All exhibitors must be amateur.
  • Youth competitors in Classes 2 and 4 must be 18 years and younger.
  • No previous winners will be accepted.
  • Limit one (1) entry in each lot per exhibitor.
  • The Cocke County Fair Association will not be responsible for any photography entered for competition.
  • No framed photography will be accepted.
  •  Please make sure that prints are matted an mounted securely because of humidity in the building. Use the strongest adhesive .Flimsy postboard is subject to warpage.
  • Judging will be based on:
  • A. Photographic Quality: technical correctness
  • B. Composition: arrangement of subject matter for best effect
  • C. Originality: eye-catching appeal to the greatest number of people
  • D. Relevance: how the photographic subject relates to the lot category
  • Premium checks must be cashed within 30 days.
  • Items may be removed Sunday August 20, 2023 after 1p.m.