Callington Show competition asks artists, writers to reflect on 2020

The town's 2020 show was cancelled due to COVID-19. Now the local A&H society has a special commemoration in mind.

This post was contributed by Mandy Toczek McPeake of the Callington Agricultural and Horticultural Society.

Like many other country shows, the pandemic forced the Callington A&H Society to cancel its show in 2020.

However, the show committee is enthusiastic to share details of a brand-new initiative: an online competition for all ages. 

A book, Reflections 2020, will be launched at the show on the last Sunday in October of 2021.

The book will contain the work of successful entrants in the competition, which has three sections: literary, colour artwork and black and white photography.

Within each section there are open and junior classes.

The literary section has three classes: open, junior and primary.

Entries must reflect the theme and may be about COVID-19, the bushfires, the drought or any other pertinent focus from your 2020.

Callington Show is younger than many shows but has gone from strength to strength since its inception in 2002, becoming well known as a fun, affordable, family day out.

Callington, located 70 kilometres east of Adelaide on the boundary of the Mount Barker and Murray Bridge councils, has around 400 residents, yet on show day attracts more than 4000 visitors.

We are so looking forward to showcasing South Australia’s talent.

Details of the competition, which opens on January 18, are on our website.

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