The San Diego County Fair is open through July 4. In the interest of public safety, activities involving direct animal interaction at the Fair have been suspended.

All guests are encouraged to wash their hands after any contact with animals or their living area, as well as prior to eating or drinking.

Photo Shootouts

The information below is from the 2019 Fair, and it will give you an idea of what to expect in 2020. Please check back soon!

Take a super Fair photo, and win awards!

Take a great Fair photo in one of our Photo Shootouts, and you could win a cash award and a blue ribbon! Open to adults 18 and older.

The Fine Print

Got questions? Here’s more information on this contest.

Cash awards and ribbons. Please see the contest materials for specifics.

Participants must register online in advance. Entrants receive free admission to the Fair on the contest day, and then bring their digital camera or cell phone to the Exhibition of Photography at 3:00PM for check-in. They will learn what the theme of the contest is, and will receive instructions.

After three hours of photo-taking, entrants return to the Exhibition of Photography and submit one image for judging. See the Contest Info flier for more details.

Participants may enter once for each contest date.

The entry fee is $10 per contest, and includes free Fair admission.

See the Competitive Exhibits section for information on entering your photos in the Fair’s Exhibition of Photography.

Get in touch online or call us at (858) 792-4207.

Entry Information

Entry deadline: The entry deadline has passed.
Contest dates: Saturday, June 15; or Saturday, June 29, 2019.

Contest Info
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2019 Results

First – Andy Yen, Chula Vista
Second – Paul Rojas, Oceanside
Third – Tony Forte, Escondido

First – Linda Ohlsen, Carlsbad
Second – Elizabeth Ayers, San Diego
Third – Pat Turpen, San Diego

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