Exhibition of Photography
About this exhibit
With more than $25,000 in prizes and awards, this exhibit is one of the largest competitive photographic shows on the West Coast.
A juried show, it is open to professionals and amateurs throughout the world. About one-third of the images entered are chosen for display.
2016 Dates, Times, Location
Exhibit Dates: Friday, June 3 through Monday, July 4
(The Fair is closed Mondays except July 4, and the first two Tuesdays)
Fair opening to 10:00PM, Sundays and Tuesdays-Thursdays; 11:00PM, Fridays-
Saturdays; 11:00PM, July 4.
Exhibit Location: East Grandstand, 2nd Floor
Results have been posted at the bottom of the page.
This is information from the 2016 San Diego County Fair.
Scroll down to see 2016 entry results, and check back next year, sometime in February, when we will have entry information for the 2017 Fair!
Exhibit Attractions and Activities
Learn how to take better photos at free weekend workshops for photographers of all levels, with topics such as "Mastery of Macro Photography," "Confessions of a Pet Photographer," and "Secrets of Successful Travel Photography."
Photo Workshops Schedule [PDF]
NEW for 2016! The Exhibition of Photography will feature a display of cameras and assorted camera accessories, from vintage bellows to more modern digital equipment.
Find out how photos are judged at the Judges Roundtable. Learn what elements judges look for when they are judging thousands of photos.
What's your favorite? After you've seen the photos on display, vote for the one you like best for the "People's Choice" award, a coveted bit of recognition by the photographers who enter.
Photo Shootout Contest Dates: Saturdays, June 18 and 25. Participants bring their cameras or cell phones and have three hours to capture a photo with a special "theme." Afterward, all participants vote for their favorite photos, with prizes awarded to the top three.
Congratulations to Mary Gilmer of Spring Valley, first place in the June 18 Photo Shootout; and Sheila Newbery of Escondido, first place in the June 25 Photo Shootout.
Photo Shootout Results [PDF document]
If you would like to receive reminders on deadlines and other entry information, please sign-up for the Del Mar Fairgrounds mailing list.
Please contact the Exhibits Office at 858-792-4207 or email email@example.com. Someone is available to assist you Monday-Friday from 9:00AM to 5:00PM