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Photography & Fine Arts


All photographs and photographs of artwork must be submitted online to be juried by August 1. Please submit photographs in JPEG format. Only those works selected will be invited to submit printed and mounted photos and art work for The Big E Creative Arts Competition. An email will be sent to entrants and juried results will be posted online by August 15 for notification of accepted entries. Award of premiums and awards will occur from the physical pieces after they have been delivered to the Creative Arts Department on photography receiving day and meeting all entry requirements.

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 2-14 Jury Review
August 15 Entrants notified by email
August 29 Receiving accepted entries 8 am to 6 pm in the New England Center
August 30 Judging, closed to the public
September 30 Release of exhibits 11 am to 7 pm
October 1 Release of exhibits 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 sponsors provide valuable incentive for our exhibitors.If you would be interested in sponsoring 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 a vehicle pass. 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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