Tulare County Launches Digital Photography Contest; Seeks Entries

Calling all local photographers!  The County of Tulare has announced a digital photography contest designed to gather images that showcase the beauty of Tulare County.  Each photo submission will be judged in one of three categories: city, agriculture, and mountains.  A grand prize winner will be awarded for the best overall image along with a first place winner in each category for a total of four winners.  The deadline to apply is Thursday, August 20, 2015.

The digital photography contest is being held in an effort to create an inventory of images which may be used in future print or electronic county publications.  Photographers of all ages and skill levels are eligible to participate in the contest.  Categories are divided as follows:

  1. City:  historical landmarks, local businesses, community events
  2. Agriculture:  farming, crops, barns, animals
  3. Mountains:  foothills, national parks, trails, wildlife

“We are excited to announce this exciting contest and encourage all members of the public to enter,” said Steve Worthley, Chairman of the Tulare County Board of Supervisors. “This project will give individuals an opportunity to put their photography talents on display and we look forward to seeing the winning images in a variety of future county communications.”

A panel comprised of county staff will select images that best depict the County of Tulare.  Judging will be based on creativity, photo quality, representation of Tulare County, and the photo’s relevance to its category.  Contestants are limited to a total of five photographs and may choose to submit images in one, two, or all three categories. 

All images must be in JPG or PNG format, have 1024x768 resolution, 72dpi, and a maximum file size of 4 megabytes. The photographs must be taken in Tulare County and must be received by 5:30 p.m. on Thursday August 20, 2015.  Photo entries submitted by mail or hand-delivered must be put on a disc and sent to the following address:

County of Tulare, Media Officer

Attn: Digital Photo Contest

2800 W. Burrel Ave

Visalia, CA 93291

Contestants may also submit their photos by email to: mwithnell@co.tulare.ca.us.  All photo submissions must be accompanied by a completed entry form and participant agreement in order to be considered.  Contest forms can be found by clicking on the links below.  Winners will be recognized at a Board of Supervisors meeting and may be featured on the county’s website, social media pages, and newsletter. 

For more information about the digital photo contest, please contact County Media Officer Melissa Withnell at (559) 636-5000 or mwithnell@co.tulare.ca.us.

Click on the links below to access the Digital Photography Contest's Fillable Entry Forms


Entry Requirements
Entry Form
Contestant Participation Agreement