DIGITAL SUBMISSIONS

July 13-31, 2020

PRINT SUBMISSIONS

None for 2020

ONLINE GALLERY

Sept 11-20, 2020

2019 Grand Champion Prize* $250

Whisky Notes by Miles Waterbury (Still Life)

2019 Reserve Grand Champion Prize* $150

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Alva by Rachel Stewart (Portraiture)

2019 LeRoy Nielsen People's Choice Prize** $75

Evening Snow by Terry Hamilton (Scenics & Landscapes)

**The 2019 People’s Choice award was split between 2 entries that received equal number of votes. The normal prize is $150.

2019 LeRoy Nielsen People's Choice Prize** $75

Innocence by Rachel Stewart (Portraits)

2019 1st Place
Category Prizes*
$100

Eruption by Corbin Staker (1st Place Creative)

Concert Feels by Houston Tilley (1st Place Cell Phone)

2019 2nd Place
Category Prizes*
$50

2019 3rd Place
Category Prizes*
$25

Out of Darkness by Debi Newton (1st Place Architecture)

Surrounded in Pink by Donna Larsen (1st Place Flowers)

2019 Honorable Mention
Cash Prizes *
$10

*Cash prize amounts are subject to change depending on the total amount of entry fees received per category. 

Youth Division Subject Categories

People / Critters

Any image depicting people, living animals, including insects, birds and fish. Entries can be either color or monochrome.

Landscapes / Architecture

Any image depicting either landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes or the design of a man-made structure or building.

Youth Division

  • Open to all ages 17 and under
  • The winners may be asked to provide proof of age before any cash prizes are awarded
  • Entry fee is $5 per image, with two (2) free entries for every $25 paid fees.

Early Morning Brew by Elaine Giadone (1st Place Food)

Open Division Subject Categories

Wildlife / Animals

Any image depicting living animals, including insects, birds and fish.

Scenics / Landscapes

Any image depicting either landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes or nightscapes.

Architecture

Any image that depicts the design of a man-made structure or building.

Portraits

Any image depicting living animals, including insects, birds and fish.

Cell Phone

Any image taken with a cell phone; non-cell phone entries will be disqualified based on the metadata automatically assigned to the image.

Nature

Any image taken outdoors which depicts natural elements as the subject(s). Man-made elements included in the photo can disqualify the entry.

Creative

Any image that depicts a unique perspective, including digital manipulation.

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Travel

Any image depicting an area’s landscape, people, cultures, customs or history outside of the Spokane/CDA area.

Still Life

Any image that depicts non-living subjects that are either natural or man-made

Sports / Action

Any image depicting a sport or action and movement

The Color: Lime Green

Any image that depicts non-living subjects that are either natural or man-made

Macro / Flowers

Macro entries MUST be at least 1:1 size ratio to be considered as true macro. Flower images can be any size depicting the blossoming part of a plant or tree

Bee and Clover by David Huck (1st Place Nature)

Open Division

  • Open to all ages INCLUDING 17 and under
  • Professionals who earn at least 50% of their annual income from photography are NOT eligible in this division, and will be subject to disqualification
  • Entry submission fee is $5 per image. Two (2) free entries will be given for every 5 images entered. i.e. If you pay a total of $25, you will be able to submit 7 entries. If you pay $50, you can submit up to 14 entries.

Professional Division Subject Category: Weddings

Professional Division

  • Open only to professional photographers
  • There is only 1 subject: Weddings
  • Participant must submit a portfolio of his/her work
  • Minimum of 5 and maximum of 15 entries
  • Photographer must be able to provide business liability insurance as proof of legitimate business
  • Entry submission fee is $10 per image

Entry Rules

Red by David Huck (1st Place Color Red)

General Eligibility

  • While residents of Spokane County are encouraged to enter, this competition is open to the general public in other states or countries.
  • 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, except for the Professional Division, which is limited to a total of 15 entries.

Submission Process

  • Step 1 - Register online.
  • Step 2 - Pay entry fee(s).
  • Step 3 - Upload digital JPG image(s).
  • Participants can begin submitting on July 13, 2020.
  • Final deadline for submission is July 31, 2020 until 11:59pm.
  • Entries can be resubmitted as many times as necessary, up until the final deadline.

Sedona Nightscape by Nick Brommer (1st Place Travel)

Munching Chipmunks by Robert Stephens
(1st Place Wildlife)

Submission Requirements

  • Digital entries must be in JPG format.
  • In the Youth and Open Divisions, photos must have a maximum size of 1920 pixels wide or a maximum of 1080 pixels high (also known as full HD resolution).
  • In the Professional Division, the maximum width is 3840 pixels, and 2160 pixels high (also known as 4K or ultraHD resolution).
  • In all 3 Divisions, the recommended minimum is 1620 pixels wide and 1080 pixels high.
  • Entries cannot have any watermarks, logos or signatures identifying the photographer or business. Otherwise, the entry will be disqualified.
  • By submitting images for this contest, the photographer agrees that their entries can be used by the Fair organizers to market and promote the Spokane Interstate Fair.

Registration Fees

  • Youth and Open Division entries are $5 each. Two(2) free entries are given, for every 5 paid images.
  • Professional Division entries are $10 each with minimum of 5 entries. There are no free entries.
  • To simplify the accounting for free entries, ALL entries must be paid for at the same time.
  • If photos are disqualified for any reason, entry fees WILL NOT be refunded.

Summary of Entry Divisions

Youth Division

17 and under
$ 5 entry
  • 2 Categories
  • 2 Free entries per 5 paid images
  • No Min / Max entries
  • Max Resolution: 1920 x 1080 px
  • Grand Champion
  • Reserve Grand Champion
  • People's Choice
  • Category 1st, 2nd, 3rd
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Open Division

any age
$ 5 entry
  • 12 Categories
  • 2 Free entries per 5 paid images
  • No Min / Max entries
  • Max Resolution: 1920 x 1080 px
  • Grand Champion
  • Reserve Grand Champion
  • People's Choice
  • Category 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Professional

Division
$ 10 entry
  • 1 Category
  • No free entries
  • Min 5 / Max 15 entries
  • Max Resolution: 3840 x 2160 px
  • Grand Champion
  • Reserve Grand Champion
  • People's Choice
  • Category 1st, 2nd, 3rd
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Submission Period:
July 13-31, 2020