Puyallup Fair International and Washington State Photo Contest Deadlines Announced
Photographers can register online for both competitions
Puyallup, WA – June 4, 2012 – If your comfort zone is holding a camera and capturing breathtaking photos, then consider entering a photo contest at the 2012 Puyallup Fair. The 72nd Northwest International Exhibition of Photography competition draws entries from around the world, with the 6th Annual Washington State Photographers Exhibition is exclusive for residents in the state. However, Washington residents may enter both contests, but not the same images in both contests. The Puyallup Fair runs Sept. 7-23, 2012.
To obtain the premium book listing the contest rules, plus how to register to enter the either photo contest, visit http://bit.ly/K4wt0b. Or, visit www.thefair.com, and select Entries at the bottom of the page. To review contest rules in the premium book, click on the desired contest. Or, to enter, click On-Line Entries. Then click Login/Logoff and choose your Type (select Exhibitor), then Create Entries. You will select the department and division. For further questions, contact the Puyallup Fair Entry Office at (253) 841-5074, M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or CompExhibits@thefair.com.
72nd Northwest International Exhibition of Photography
Register online by Monday, Aug. 6, 20121, by 10 p.m. (PST)
Entry packages due by Tuesday, August 7, 2012 by 3 p.m.
This contest is recognized by the Photographic Society of America (PSA), and has been held since 1937 (four years out for World War II). Recognition includes a total of 10 PSA medals, four Special Fair Medals for Originality, and four divisions for Special Awards Ribbons. Judges’ Choice Citations will be awarded to twelve outstanding images/prints in each division, and 16 Honorable Mention Citations.
- Pictorial Print - Large Monochrome Print Division
- Pictorial Print - Large Color Print Division
- Pictorial Print - Small Monochrome Print Division
- Pictorial Print - Small Color Print Division
- Pictorial Print - Photo Journalism Print Division
- CPID Digital Image - General
- Nature Digital Images
- Authentic Wildlife Digital Images
- Photo Travel Digital Images
- Nature Digital Images
6th Annual Washington State Photographers Exhibition
Register online by Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, by 10 p.m. (PST)
Entry packages due by Thursday, August 2, 2012 by noon
Each Washington state photographer, 16 years and older, may submit a maximum of four unmounted prints, ranging from 8” x 10” to 16” x 20”. Images previously accepted for exhibition at the Puyallup Fair are not eligible for entry again. The seven categories include:
- Nature (natural, unaltered photos)
- Photo Travel outside of Washington state (unaltered photos)
- Animals – may include anything, from pets to zoo animals
- Around Washington
- General – non-specific
The Puyallup Fair started in 1900, is one of the biggest fairs in the world, and is considered to be the state fair in Washington. Star-studded entertainment, the PRCA Rodeo, rides, exhibits, food, flowers and animals are mainstays of the 17-day event in September. For more info about the Sept. 7-23, 2012 Puyallup Fair, visit www.thefair.com, or text “FAIR” to 75868. # # #