Location: East Grandstand, 2nd floor
More than 4,000 entered photos are judged by industry professionals, with about a third accepted for display in this exhibit. This is one of the largest competitive shows on the West Coast, offering more than $25,000 in prizes and awards.
During the Fair, visitors can vote for their favorite photo and view the 2014 "People's Choice" and "Coordinator's Award" photos. Free workshops are offered each weekend for photographers of all levels. Topics include photography tips for cell phones, pets and travel, among others. Scroll down for more details.
Attend a weekend workshop to learn from experts on topics such as how to take great cell phone shots to more advanced topics such as focus stacking and aerial drone photography and videography. Photo Workshop details [PDF document will open in a new window]
NEW Competition Categories: Cars and car culture, cell phone selfies, and non-print images. Non-print images will be shown as a slide show in the gallery.
Photo Shootout Contest Dates: Saturdays, June 13, 20, and 27. Participants have two hours to capture a photo with a special theme. Afterwards, all participants vote for their favorite photos, with prizes awarded to the top three photos. Pre-registration is required. The June 27 shootout is for cell phones only.
You may enter this competition by online registration only. Please download and read the Competition Information (below) prior to starting the registration process.
Entry deadlines for Photo Shootouts are May 29, June 5, and June 19, 2015. All entries must be submitted online by 11:59PM (PST) on those dates.
Please note: The deadline for entering the Exhibition of Photography was April 17.
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|General Information (Exhibition of Photography)|
|General Information (Photo Shootouts)|
|Print and Presentation Specs|
|Online Entry Instructions|
|Tips for Uploading Images|
|Tips on Mounting and Matting Images|
|Upload Images Now (you will be redirected to the Showorks website)|
Thank you to our 2015 Exhibition of Photography Donors
|American Society of Media Photographers, San Diego|
|ArtWare Custom Picture Framing|
|Carlsbad Oceanside Art League|
|Jim Cline Photo Tours|
|Michael Seewald Galleries|
|Seewald Photo Workshops|
|Museum of Photographic Arts|
|Nelson Photo and Camera|
|Oceanside Photo and Telescope|
|Photo Darkroom, Inc.||PhotoArts Group|
|San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild|
|Southern California Association of Camera Clubs|
|UCSD Extension Digital Arts Center|
|UCSD Extension Photography Program|
|Watts Digital Imaging|
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