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Photography & Fine Arts

Departments for 2023

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We hope to see you at The Big E September 13-29, 2023.

Departments - 2023



Color and Black & White 


Taken in Massachusetts -agricultural in nature and/or depicting agricultural aspects of Massachusetts fair.  


Please read the rules carefully for details on submitting your photography. All those entering are required to read the Creative Arts Rules & Regulations in addition to the Department Rules.

August 1: Entry Form AND Photograph to be submitted online. No entries will be accepted after August 1.
August 2-13: Jury Review
August 15: 5:00 pm Entrants notified by email
August 31: Receiving accepted entries from 8 am to 6 pm in the New England Center
September 1: Judging, closed to the public
October 2: Release of exhibits from 12 pm to 7 pm
October 3: Release of exhibits from 8 am to 1 pm
November 1: All unclaimed items become the property of Eastern States Exposition and will be disposed of as deemed necessary.

For additional information, please contact Creative Arts at or call 413-205-5015.

The Big E has an attendance of over one million visitors each year. Award donors provide valuable incentive for our exhibitors. If you would be interested in donating an award for this contest please contact or via phone at (413) 205-5015.

Volunteering during the Fair entitles you to an entry pass as well as free parking. Please consider volunteering for Creative Arts as an avenue to share your love of the arts while chatting with the public and other volunteers.

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