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Showcase your skills and talent along with other amazing photographers like yourself. Photographs will be juried by well-respected professionals.

Selected entries may go on sale during the California State Fair. Your entry could earn you the prized golden bear trophy and a cash award!


How to Enter

Check the guide for full instructions on how to enter. Guidebooks are updated regularly until June, so make sure to continue checking back!

2024 California Photography Competition Guide

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Delgreta Brown

Photography Coordinator

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Competition Dates

Dates Details
March 4, 2024 Entries open registration online
April 5, 2024 Entries close
April 26, 2024 Results emailed & posted online for accepted entries
May 1, 2024 Shipping must be received by 4 pm
May 31, 2024 Hand deliver entries between 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
June 1, 2024 Hand deliver entries between 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
June 24, 2024 Artist statements and resumes due by e-mail
July 12, 2024 Exposition opens. Award results posted online
July 20-21, 2024 Awards Ceremony in Expo Center Building #7
August 3, 2024 Entry & award pick up 9 am – 5 pm

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