Photography

Win cash awards and ribbons

Photographers enter their images for cash awards and ribbons in the 2017 San Diego County Fair Photography competitive exhibit.

Who Won The Ribbons

Congratulations to those who won ribbons and awards, and whose work was accepted, in the 2017 Exhibition of Photography.

Award Winners by Last Name
Award Winners by Class/Division
Tier 1 Judging Results

Photo Workshops

Learn to be a better photographer through a series of workshops throughout the Fair, all free with admission.

Photography Workshops

Entry Information

Entry deadline: Friday, April 14, 2017. The deadline has passed; entries are closed.
Delivery for Tier 2 judging: Tuesday, May 16, and Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Results posted: Friday, June 2. Results will not be emailed.
Exhibit dates: June 2-July 4, 2017
Exhibit pick-up date: Wednesday, July 5.
For details, please see the Entry Information.

Entry Information
Print Specifications – Tier 2 judging
Print Assistance Video – Tier 2 judging
Print FAQs – Tier 2 judging
State Rules
Local Rules

The Fine Print

The Exhibition of Photography is open to all photographers, 18 and older. Work must be that of the entrant. Group work (2 or more) is not allowed.

The processing fee is $20 per entry. Processing fees are non-refundable.

You may enter up to 20 entries, all classes combined.

The Exhibition of Photography is a two-tier, juried show. First, you enter a digital image. Judges determine which works will advance to Tier 2 judging, which is done on-site with mounted prints. Advancement to Tier 2 judging does not guarantee your print will hang in the show.

Yes. All entries selected for display will be posted for sale at the price indicated on the online entry registration.

Photographers must indicate on the online entry form if entries are not for sale. If no price is listed during registration, the item will be marked NFS.

Listing a selling price authorizes the Fair to give your phone number to interested buyers. No sales are allowed during the Fair. All sales will be handled by the exhibitor and the buyer.

Yes! For information on the Photo Shootouts, please see our Contests section for more information. The information on the contest will be posted by the end of February.

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

San Diego County Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds