Win Cash Awards and Ribbons

Photographers enter their images for cash awards and ribbons in the 2018 San Diego County Fair Photography competitive exhibit.

Entry Information

Entry deadline: The deadline has passed; entries are closed.
Tier 1 notification: Exhibitors who are advancing to Tier 2 judging will be notified by email by Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
Delivery for Tier 2 judging: Tuesday, May 15, and Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Results posted: By Saturday, June 2, 2018. Results will not be emailed.
Awards ceremony: By invitation only to exhibitors who advanced to Tier 2.
Exhibit dates: June 1-July 4, 2018
Exhibit pick-up date: Thursday, July 5, 2018.

Entry Information has been left online for 2018 entrants and as reference for those who might want to enter in the future.

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Entry Information
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Results by Last Name
Results by Division/Class
Tier 1 Accepted

Speakers & Workshops

Talented photographers will share their knowledge on taking and editing photos in a series of photography workshops. For the schedule, please see the Photography Exhibition event page.

The Fine Print

Got questions? Here is more information on entering this exhibit.

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 you contact information from interested buyers. No sales are allowed during the Fair. All sales will be handled by the exhibitor and the buyer.

Yes! Please see our Contests section for information on the Photo Shootouts.

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


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Tier 2

Print Specifications

Print Assistance Video

Pre-Fair Photo Workshops

What do the judges look for? Get the inside scoop at one of our pre-Fair photo workshops. Judges will critique your images, and answer your questions.

Date Time Location
March 28 6:30PM North County Photographic Society
San Diego Botanic Garden
Encinitas 92024