2025-27 Oklahoma Youth Expo Official Photographer

The Oklahoma Youth Expo is requesting that interested photography companies submit a proposal to serve as the official livestock photographer for the 2025 Oklahoma Youth Expo. Contracts will be for a 3 year term.

2025 OYE Dates – March 11-21
2026 OYE Dates – March 10-20
2027 OYE Dates – March 9-19 *Tenative

– Capture Official Backdrop Photos at each Backdrop including: Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Swine, Ag Mechanics, Sale of Champions

– Candid Ringshots of each show for all species and ag mechanics contests. Grand Drive and Sale of Champions candids must also be captured.

– Capture Around the Barn style photos

– Photography company must provide images and results to accredited publications for use in their magazines.

– Photography company must provide staff full, free access to all photos captured at the Oklahoma Youth Expo to use for marketing purposes.

– Photography company must provide champion ringshot photos to Oklahoma Youth Expo staff within 24 hours of each breed show for OYE to post result graphics. A complete list will be provided prior to the show.

Questions? Contact JD at

Proposals are due April 25, 2024.

Oklahoma Youth Expo Coverage and Media Policy

Qualified Media
Oklahoma Youth Expo Media Credentials are issued to broadcast, print and internet media assigned to cover the Oklahoma Youth Expo. Requests must be submitted by the assigning authority at the media outlet (editor, news director, broadcast producer, etc). Credentials will be issued to authorized personnel, employed by the media outlet for the purpose of providing timely news coverage of the Oklahoma Youth Expo. Employment verification may be requested (business card, photo ID, name on website).

Freelance Journalists
Freelance journalists are required to submit an assignment letter from the general manager, editor or news director, on official letterhead of the media outlet, and will only receive media credentials if on assignment. Production companies are required to submit a letter from their broadcast organization providing details of the editorial coverage and footage required. Media credentials for freelance photographers without assignment will not be granted.

Online/Social Media
Online/social media will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Only media with active news websites qualify for credential consideration. The website must post original, dated and industry related news on a regular basis. Social media without supporting news website will not be considered.

— Commercial use of photographs, video and film taken at the Oklahoma Youth Expo is strictly prohibited without full written consent of the Oklahoma Youth Expo Media department.
— The sale of photographs taken at Oklahoma Youth Expo is strictly prohibited.
— Logoed photographs are strictly prohibited. Shooting images and placing a photographers logo on any images taken at Oklahoma Youth Expo is strictly forbidden.

Media Credential Access
A Oklahoma Youth Expo Media Credential provides media access to grounds events, activities and events in approved areas. The Oklahoma Youth Expo Media Credential does not allow showring access.

If you require specific access to an area on a select occasion, please contact JD Rosman at Submitting a credential request form does not guarantee media access. All requests are processed and applying media will be notified. Credentials are not transferable and the Oklahoma Youth Expo reserves the right to cancel accreditation at any time.

Photographs, video, audio or other depictions of Oklahoma Youth Expo activities/events must be used for the accredited media stated on the Oklahoma Youth Expo media credential form.