Any image depicting living animals, including insects, birds and fish
02 – ARCHITECTURE
Any image that depicts the design of a structure or building
03 – CELL PHONE
Any image taken with a cell phone; non-cell phone entries will be disqualified. Digital photos have metadata that identifies the device used to capture the picture. This information will be used to qualify the entries.
04 – CREATIVE
Any image which depicts a unique perspective, including digital manipulation
05 – STILL LIFE
Any image, which depicts non-living subjects that are either natural or man-made.
06 – SPORTS & ACTION
Any image which depicts any sport and/or action
07 – NATURE
Any image taken outdoors which depicts natural elements as the subject(s). Man-made elements in the photo can disqualify the entry.
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 (outside of the Spokane/CDA area).
11 – MACRO and/or FLOWERS
The macro entries MUST be at least 1:1 size ratio in order to be a true macro – please look this up. All macro entries that do not meet this magnification will be disqualified. The flower images can be any size depicting the the blossoming part of any plant or tree. Yes, you may combine both macro and flowers in the same image if you wish.
12 – THE COLOR: LIME GREEN
Any image depicting the tints, tones and/or shades of the color LIME GREEN
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: interchangeable or fixed lens cameras, cell phones, action cameras, film cameras, drone cameras, etc.
Entries for the Cell Phone category must be taken with a cell phone camera. The metadata of each photo entry will be used to identify whether the image qualifies for this subject category.
There is no limit to the number of entries that can be submitted.
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.
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.”