Superintendent: Barry Pedley

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Phone: 402.540.0393


Online Registration: Begins June 1 and ends Thursday, August 3, 2017

Check-In: Monday, August 7th, 3:30pm - 7:30pm, Lincoln Room

Judging: Tuesday, August 8th, 9am, Lincoln Room (Closed to Public)


Judge: Jean Rempfer

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Judge: John Keller

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Judge: Sam Swartz

Phone: 402.450.3781

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Phone: 402.617.6536


Show Times Open to Public: Wednesday, August 9, – Saturday, August 12, 10am - 9pm


General Show Rules


How To Sign Up:


Step One: Read the rules and regulations.


Rules and Regulations

Rules & Regulations

Entry Fees: None


1st place: $5.00
2nd place: $4.00
3rd place: $3.00
4th place: $2.00 (only in Youth)
Champion: Additional $5.00
Reserve:  Additional $3.00
Best of Show:  Additional $5.00
The 2017 Best of Show will be eligible to represent Lancaster County in the 2018 Nebraska State Fair’s “Best of County” class.

PREMIUM PAYOUTS will only be paid during the release times at the Premium Payout Station. No payouts will be paid at any other time. If you do not collect your premiums during these times, you will forfeit your winnings!

Release Times: Saturday, August 12th, 9:00pm-10:30pm and Sunday, August 13th, 9:00am-Noon.

Exhibits not picked up by Noon on Sunday, August 13th will become the property of the Lancaster County Super Fair.

There are three Photography Divisions, one for Adults (19 & up as of January 1, 2017), Youth ages 10-13 (as of January 1, 2017) and Youth ages 14-18 (as of January 1, 2017).  Due to space limitations only one exhibit may be entered for each class number. The same photograph cannot be entered in more than one class. Exhibits must be entered and picked up on dates shown above.  Photographs previously entered are not eligible.

Size of the Photo: Minimum 8”x10”, Maximum 11”x14” and mounted.

Mounting: All photos must be mounted on foam board or mat board and may be single-matted. Mounting size must be 11”x14” except Class #417 Panoramic.  Photographs must be unframed. Do not cover with cellophane, acetate or glass. NO HANGERS, PLEASE. 

All photos must be original and must have been taken by the exhibitor. Photos previously entered in any Lancaster County Fair are not eligible. Photos that have been altered or manipulated in any way, through a photographic, digital, manual or computer process must be entered in either Youth Class # 106 or #206 “Anything Goes” or Adult Class #310 or # 418 “Anything Goes”. Photographer’s name, initials or a date must not appear on the front of the photo.  Each photography must have a title.

Identification: Please place the following information on the BACK of each photo:
Exhibitor's Name – Address – Tel. No. - Class # and Title

Judging is merit-based and will be conducted according to the following criteria:
Technique: Focus, lighting, exposure, depth of field
Composition: Focal point, balance, framing
Impact: Creativity, interest, mood/humor, appropriateness for class, the "WOW" factor.

At judges' discretion, no placing will be awarded if exhibits do not merit placing. At Superintendent's and Judge's discretion classes with few entries may be combined with others, and classes with an overly large number of entries may be sub-divided.

Due care will be exercised in handling each exhibit. The Lancaster County Agricultural Society is not responsible for articles lost, damaged or stolen.

Special Awards:

The Best of Shows will be selected from the Champion Black and White Photo and Champion Color Photo for both adult and youth divisions.

People’s Choice will be determined by a vote of fair goers for adult and youth divisions.

The Adult Best in County Photography Award winner qualifies to enter into the Nebraska State Fair.  The Photography Department Superintendent will provide the winner with instructions and forms needed to enter the exhibit in the Nebraska State Fair.


Step Two:

View Class List


Step Three:

Enter Classes