Photo Contest

Back by popular demand!!  We are delighted to bring back the Alpaca Photo Contest this year!

  1. Cria & the "Cute Factor" - cria or crias caught at a special "cute" factor moment.
  2. Alpacas Interacting - shows action between alpaca and alpaca, alpaca and other animal or alpaca and person.
  3. Farm Scene - includes at least one alpaca.
  4. Portraits - these shots should be an artistic representation of an alpaca, in which the face and its expression is predominant.
  5. Computer Enhanced - be creative - include one or more alpacas and artistically enhance the image of the alpaca.
  6. Humor - any photo taken of an alpaca or alpacas caught at a comical / humorous situation.
  • Winning photos will receive 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place ribbons in each category, and a Judges Choice Purple will be chosen. CASH PRIZE: $50 for Judge’s Choice!
  • All are welcome to enter photos that meet the above categories. Photos submitted by show committee members are not eligible for Judge’s Choice/Cash Prize.
  • Permission to publish these photos is granted by virtue of entering this contest.
  • Photos entered in the competition have no time limit, however, winning photos of the AOA Nationals and/or photos used in ALPACAS MAGAZINE, are not eligible.
  • Up to TWO entries per category allowed. Photos should be either 5 x 7 or 8 X 10. No photos larger than an 8 ½” x 11” please.
  • All entries must be postmarked by March 1st, 2019.
  • All photos will be judged for content, composition, creativity, depiction of category and caption.
  • DO NOT write or place labels on either side of the photos and please DO NOT mount the photos in any way.
  • Entries will be displayed at the show, March 30th & 31st, 2019, and may be picked up after 12:00 PM on Sunday.
  • If you want your entries and ribbons mailed back to you, please include $6.70 Priority Mail postage.


The fee is $10.00 per photo entry. Enclose a completed form with each entry, along with the fee per photo and any postage required for return. 

Photo Contest Application – Here

(Use one form for each entry.)

Mail entries to:

MIAS Photo Contest

c/o Brett & Lisa Villeneuve

7875 19th Ave

Blairstown, IA    52209

Please also email your photo entries to:

If you have any questions, please contact the 2019 Photo Contest Coordinators:

Brett & Lisa Villeneuve  319-899-3918

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