pretty woman is a professional photographer with dslr camera

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

Competition Dates

The 2020 CA State Fair & Food Festival has been cancelled, including our events and competitions, due to safety concerns regarding COVID-19.

We are planning to make the 2021 CA State Fair & Food Festival the best one yet and we hope that you’ll enter next year’s competition! The 2021 competition dates will be announced later. Please check back soon.

2021 Dates Details
TBA Entries Open Registration online
TBA Entries Close @ 6 pm
TBA Results emailed & Posted Online for Accepted Entries
TBA Shipping Entries Accepted Entry Form, Artist Resume Due 5 pm
TBA Hand Deliver Entry 9 am – 5 pm
TBA Exhibition Opens – Results Posted Online
TBA Awards Ceremony in Building 7
TBA Entry & Award Pick up 9 am – 5 pm