Attention All Photographers


Win premium photography gear,
products and prize money !!!




Click Here to SubmitJuly 1-16, 2017

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Registration is faster and easier, same as in 2016


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    July 28, 2017

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    PRINT SUBMISSIONS (Finalists Only)

    AUG 3-4 & 7-8, 2017

Time Remaining for PRINT entry deadline

Grand Champion Prize*

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Scouting Pond for Dinner by Kathy Hostetter

Reserve Grand Champion Prize*

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Solitude On The Palouse by Debi Carpadus

LeRoy Nielsen People’s Choice Prize*

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Steptoe Sunset by Karl Houglum

1st Place Category Prizes*

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Status Symbol by Tamra McGee

2nd Place Category Prizes*

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My Son Sparky by Nick Brommer

3rd Place Category Prizes*

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Child Prodigy by Trina Butler

Category Ribbons & Cash Prizes*

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  • 1st Place – Blue Ribbon & $100
  • 2nd Place – Red Ribbon & $50
  • 3rd Place – White Ribbon & $25
  • Honorable Mention (at Judges’ discretion)

*Prizes subject to change/availability.
Category prizes are limited to (1) item per photographer, per winning place.
Cash prizes will still be awarded to multiple category winners.

Time Remaining For A Chance To Win Your Prize(s)

Preliminary SubmissionJuly 1-16, 2017


Categories 1-11 can be either COLOR or B&W | Category 12 must be B&W/MONOCHROME


    Any image depicting living animals, including insects and spiders


    Any image that depicts the design of a structure or building

  • 03 – CARS

    Motorized vehicle

  • 04 – SPORTS & ACTION

    Any image which depicts any sport and/or action

  • 05 – STILL LIFE

    Any image, which depicts subjects of either natural or man-made objects


    Any image where the main subjects are equal to or large than life size.

  • 07 – NATURE

    Any image taken outdoors and depicts natural elements as the subject(s)


    Any image depicting either landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes or nightscapes

  • 09 – PORTRAITS

    Any image depicting a living being, either in a formal setting or casual candid

  • 10 – TRAVEL

    Any image depicting an area’s landscape, people, cultures, customs or history.

  • 11 – FLOWERS

    Any image of the blossoming part of any plant or tree


    Any image  depicting the tints, tones and shades of a single hue

Judges reserve the right to re-categorize or disqualify
any image that does not fit the category it was submitted in.


Preliminary SubmissionJuly 1-16, 2017



Scrounging for Dinner by Donna Larsen

Registration Process

  • Step 1 – Register online.
  • Step 2 – Pay entry fee(s).
  • Step 3 – Upload digital JPG version online.
  • Note: Finalists will be announced on July 28th, 2017 via email.
  • Step 4 – Submit mounted print version (with the label attached to the upper left on the back of the mount).
  • Print entries must be dropped off at the Spokane County Fair Office Aug 3-4 & 7th, 9am-4:30pm and Aug 8th 4:30-7:00pm. See map below at the bottom of this web page. (These can also be mailed.)

Moving On by Elaine Giadone

Registration Fees

  • Each photo entry will have a submission fee of $5.00.
  • Entry fees will be used to award cash prizes for the winners in each category.
  • For every 5 entries, 2 free entries will be given.
  • To simplify the accounting for free entries, ALL entries must be submitted at the same time.
  • If photos are disqualified, entry fees will NOT be refunded.


  • The Photo Competition is open to all amateur photographers.
  • Anyone earning less than 50% of their annual income from photography, will be considered as amateurs.
  • While residents of Spokane County are encouraged to enter, this competition is open to the general public in other states or countries. Finalists from outside of Spokane, can mail in the printed image to the Spokane County Fair Office.
  • The photo entry must have been taken by the person entering the competition.
  • Any camera can be used: DSLRs, camera phones, action cameras, film cameras, etc.
  • There is no limit to the number of entries that can be submitted.

Purple Rain by Randy Belstad

Submission Requirements

  • Digital entries must be in JPG format.
  • Digital files must be sized 1920 pixels wide OR 1080 pixels high (or both).
  • Finalists must have a printed label for each qualifying entry. These must be attached to the top left corner at the back of the mounting board. If the label is placed in the wrong location, the entry could be disqualifed.
  • Print entries must be attached to a mounting board measuring exactly 16x20in.
  • Matting is optional, as long as it does not exceed the thickness of 3/16in.
  • Digital or printed entries cannot have any watermarks or other indicator of any kind that identify the photographer. This includes the back of the mounted prints. Otherwise, the image will be disqualified.

Morning Dew by Donna Larsen

Photo Mounting Requirements

How To Resize Your Digital Files


Time Remaining For A Chance To Win Your Prize(s)

Preliminary SubmissionJuly 1-16, 2017


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Why is there a submission fee?

After many years of minimal prize money, the decision was made to charge a small fee that is similar to other equal size fairs. The entry fee money is collectively pooled for all awards and cash prizes for the winning photographers.


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Can we shrink-wrap our photos to protect it?

No. We prefer to standardize the presentation of all the entries, and do not want some prints to stand out from the rest. This minimizes its influence in the judging process. This should not be a concern however, as with this new process, many things have been initiated to ensure that the prints are handled in a far cleaner and more careful environment. This does not curb any viewer from touching the images during the show, but we constantly watch for this and have signs which state: “Please DO NOT touch the photographs.”


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I see there is a Junior and a Amateur division for photography. Is there an age restriction for the Amateur? My son is 12 but wants to enter with me.

There are no age restrictions for the Amateur division. Note: The Junior and Amateur divisions are independently managed by two (2) separate entities.


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Why do we need to submit digital files?

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Does the photo need to have been taken this year to be eligible?

No, the photograph doesn’t need to have been taken this year. It should not, however, have been previously entered in prior years of the Spokane Interstate Fair Photo Contest.[/text_block]

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Do you have to be a resident of Spokane to participate?

No. This photo contest is open to all. However, the prints must be delivered to the Spokane Fairgrounds Office by the deadline. See map below.[/text_block]

Where to drop off your print entries:
Spokane Fairgrounds Office

Aug 3, 4, 7 (9am-4:30pm) & Aug 8 (9am-7:30pm)

Spokane Interstate Fair Office Map

Any additional questions? Please call us at (509) 850.0479 . . . or leave a comment on either the Spokane Camera Club or Inland Outlook Photo Club Facebook page. We will be monitoring them regularly.

Spokane Camera Club

Spokane Camera Club


Inland Outlook Photo Club

Preliminary SubmissionJuly 1-16, 2017



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Submission Period:
July 13-31, 2020