Friday, February 29, 2008

Alabama Farmer's Co-op Photo Contest


CONTACT: Vicki Morese, Event Coordinator

PHONE: 256.905.0700

Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival In Search of Agricultural Photos

Announcing Alabama Farmer’s Co-op 2008 Photo Contest

Moulton, Alabama – Amateur photographers are invited to submit photographs of agricultural interest for the Alabama Farmer’s Co-op 2008 Photo Contest. Sponsored by the Alabama Farmer’s Co-op, the contest is held in conjunction with the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival set for April 12 and 13 at the Lions Club Fairgrounds in Moulton.

Photos must be related to agriculture from any location within the State of Alabama. The competition is divided into four themed categories: Life on the Farm, Livestock, Crops, and Agriculture Families. Prizes will be awarded for each category with $125 for first place, $75 for second place, and $50 for third place. In addition, each participant will receive 2 free tickets to the Alabama Chicken & Egg Festival.

For complete contest rules and entry form, visit and click on “Contests”. There is no entry fee and please note, the deadline for entries has been extended to March 14.

About the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival

Where everything chicken is celebrated, the Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival highlights include a chicken clucking contest, where the audience selects the winner; egg toss competition, a favorite among children; and eating contests where contestants stuff their faces with chicken wings and hard boiled eggs. Attendees also have the opportunity to see over 100 chickens representing 25 different varieties with the live bantam chicken display. Headlining the Kentucky Fried Chicken Stage for this year is Pure Prairie League. This year’s festival is set for April 12 & 13 at the Lions Club Fairgrounds in Moulton and admission is only $2 per person and free for those under 5 years old.

Sponsors already committed for the 2008 festival consist of Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, ARAMARK, Wal-Mart, Smith Poultry and Hardware, Marshall Durbin, Family Security Credit Union, Alabama State Council on the Arts, Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association, CB&S Bank, International Paper, Bank Independent, RE/MAX Valley Professionals, Regions Bank, Joe Wheeler EMC, Pepsi-Cola, Southern Printing, City of Moulton, Alabama Farmers Co-op, The Citizens Bank, Lawrence Medical Center, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Bunge - Decatur, The Burch Agency, NHC Healthcare, David Burt Agency, Alabama Bureau of Tourism & Travel, and Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries.

Education Partners are University of Alabama-Huntsville Engineering Department, Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University Poultry Science Department. Media sponsors include WAFF Channel 48, WALW 98.3, Moulton Advertiser, 100.3 The River, WDRM 102.1, and WTAK 106.1.

For the latest updates, visit the Festival’s website at To request a media kit or for an assortment of chicken photography, contact Event Coordinator Vicki Morese at 256.905.0700.

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