Photo Shootouts

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: Saturday, June 8, 2019.
Contest dates: Saturday, June 15; or Saturday, June 29, 2019.

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Contest Info

Who Won The Ribbons

Congratulations to those who won awards and ribbons in the 2018 Photo Shootouts at the San Diego County Fair.

First – Elizabeth Ayres, San Diego
Second – Ryan Noell, Carlsbad
Third – Robert Lutz, Encinitas

First – Lev Itsygin, San Diego
Second – Milena Kufa, El Cajon
Third – Kelly Kufa, El Cajon

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