June 25, 2021

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner


My little chicken show has come to an end. I had a blast looking at everyone's creative and lovely entries. Competition was fierce! There were 48 entrants from the US, Canada, Australia, and Germany.
The halter classes were huge, with 7 classes having more than 100 entries each!
13 of the 21 performance classes had more than 40 entries each.
I was impressed by the creativity in the Creativity Challenge. All the entries were amazing!

I want to thank everyone who entered the show 

as well as a hearty thank you to all of the generous donors  - in order of donation arrival: 

And now on to the winners!

The following are what I refer to as the
Dozen Good Egg awards.
These were awarded to what I felt were very deserving entries. 
In no particular order...

The Spirit Award goes to Juliane Garstka for most embracing the theme of the show.
She made these adorable chickens and a chicken coop just for this show! This is just one of her
awesome photos using her chickens. I loved them all!

The Sassy Pants award goes to this cute little foal kicking up its heels, 
Antic owned by Shannon Rodgers

The Critter Comfort award was for the best use of animals (was not expecting live critters!) 
goes to Chief and Sondra Householder for this epic photo
answering why did the chicken cross the road? Because chicks dig convertibles!

The "WOW" Factor award
Damn Daniel is owned by Heather Malone
Seriously, just WOW!

The Above & Beyond Award goes to the shower that used chickens in the most entries. 
This singular honor goes to Jennifer Buxton, who had nearly double the number of chicken entries
as anyone else. There was also a Chicken Man and a Horse Girl theme culminating in a happy story for the Tell Me a Story class. This particular photo of Dun up Purdy is "Putting the Cart Before the Horse." Love it!

The "Aw" Factor goes to Easy Taiga owned by Andrea Brygidyr.
I literally "awwwwed" when I saw this photo.

Fae Jur owned by Shana Bobbitt earned the Double Take award for having
the most realistic photo (and also takes me back to my childhood!)

Small, but Mighty was awarded to my favorite micro in the show, 
Marshall owned by Lauren Hoeffer

Mocha Latte owned by Anne Field won the It's the Little Things Award for
the best use of miniatures. If you look closely you'll see a tiny jar of Liquitex and
can of grey Rustoleum primer! All the little details really made me smile.

Another great photo that earned its award when I literally laughed out loud for this one's response
to why the chicken crossed the road... To stay out of the fryer, of course. 
SRF Darkside of the Moon owned by Donna Gruhn wins the Made Me Laugh award.

This Calendar Worthy award goes to the photo that most needs to be in a calendar!
Zaldana owned by Lauren Hoeffer

The Handle with Care award goes to my favorite china in the show. 
Doublet is owned by Jackie Moore
Isn't he amazing? 

Next up are the championships of each division

Frederick owned by Lisa Smalley Champion Everything Else Performance

Dun Up Purdy owned by Jennifer Buxton
Reserve Champion Everything Else Performance

Dun Up Purdy owned by Jennifer Buxton
Champion Western Performance

Foxy After Midnight owned by Lisa Smalley
Reserve Champion Western Performance

Quantum Leap owned by Kimberly Bleecker Champion English Performance

Weezie owned by Joyce Savage Reserve Champion English Performance

Dun Up Purdy owned by Jennifer Buxton
Creativity Challenge Champion
"Ignorance is Bliss/Love is Blind/My Boyfriend Helped"

LBR Boomer owned by Juliane Garstka Creativity Challenge Reserve Champion
Why did the chicken cross the road? "I guess he had a reason..."

Unanimous owned by Gary Lane
Champion Halter

Love owned by Heather Malone
Reserve Champion Halter


Dun Up Purdy
owned by Jennifer Buxton
(this is the Tell Me a Story entry)

owned by Gary Lane

owned by Joyce Savage

Congratulations everyone!

If you would like to see the rest of the entries, you are welcome to join the Why the Chicken Crossed the Road Photo Show Facebook group.
Send a join request and I'll approve when I see them across.
It will be archived at some point, but until then you are welcome to join!

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