4-H Photographer Bids Back »

Written by Hilary Rossow (former SDSU Extension State 4-H Animal Projects Coordinator).

SDSU Extension and South Dakota State 4-H is opening bids for photographers for our Livestock and Youth-in-Action competitions at South Dakota State Fair and South Dakota State 4-H Horse Show.


Photographers must release photographs to SDSU Extension for use online as well as in print. A shot list will be provided and youth’s information must be entered by the photographer when pictures are taken. Pictures may be sold to youth, but we ask that photos not be posted on social media or the photographer’s website until December 1.

Please provide details about backdrop, landscaping, and footing needs. South Dakota 4-H will provide banner.

South Dakota State Fair is September 1-5, while the State 4-H Horse Show is July 18-21; both events will take place in Huron, SD.


Photographers may submit bids for one or more of these species/categories:

  • State Horse Show Events
  • State Fair Events
    • Beef (2, 4, 5)
    • Sheep/Goats (2, 3, 4)
    • Dairy Cattle/Swine (3, 5)
    • Small animals – Poultry, rabbits, cat (3, 4, 5)
    • Non-Livestock/Youth-in-Action (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Bidding & Selection

Please submit your bid by May 9, 2016.

Bids must include:

  • Your name, business name (if applicable), and contact information        
  • Experience & Portfolio examples
  • Events you will photograph
  • Background requirements
  • Total cost

Photographers will be selected based on a combination of cost and experience.

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