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Released: February 23, 2017

Exhibition of Photography accepting entries for the 2017 San Diego County Fair

DEL MAR, Ca. (February 23, 2017) - Entries for the Exhibition of Photography at the 2017 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons, are now being accepted online only through April 14. Offering more than $25,000 in prizes and awards, this exhibition is one of the largest competitive photographic shows on the West Coast. Entry fee is $20 per photograph, and up to 20 entries per person may be entered through sdfair.com/exhibits/photography.

The Exhibition of Photography is an international show open to anyone 18 years old and older. Typically, the exhibit receives 4,000 photographs including color, black-and-white, digital art and art photography. Every piece is judged by industry professionals and nearly one-third are selected for display during the San Diego County Fair, the largest county Fair in California, with an attendance of more than 1.6 million. This exhibit, historically, is a fairgoer favorite.

This exhibition is a 2-tiered show. In Tier 1, judges view digital images and determine those images that advance to the Tier 2 onsite judging. Advancing exhibitors are notified by April 26 to drop off or ship their matted images by May 16-17. The Tier 2 photos are judged again by industry professionals in a closed, blind judging session. Final results are announced at a special Awards Reception where participants can meet fellow exhibitors and be the first to see their work on display and celebrate their possible winnings. The reception is on June 1; opening day of the Fair is June 2.

In addition, there also are two Photo Shootout Contests during the Fair on June 17 and June 24. To participate, register online by June 2 for $10, which includes your admission to the Fair that day. First place - $75; 2nd place - $50; 3rd place - $25; and ribbons.

About the 2017 San Diego County Fair

Ride ‘em cowboys! “Where the West is Fun” is the theme for the 2017 San Diego County Fair, presented by Albertsons|Vons, remembering the rough and tumble Wild, Wild West and celebrating how the West is fun today. The 2017 Fair will feature a Wild West saloon, numerous Western-themed educational and historic exhibits and country music for everyone to enjoy. There is a new Sheriff in town and it is you! Pull on your boots, grab your cowboy hat, and ride on in to Del Mar for some fun this summer. The Fair opens at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 2 and runs through Tuesday, July 4; it is closed the first four Mondays and the first three Tuesdays. The San Diego County Fair is the largest annual event in San Diego County and one of the top 10 Fairs in the United States and Canada, drawing more than 1.6 million visitors annually. For more information visit sdfair.com.

For more information, please contact:
Shawn Feisst
(858)-755-1161 ext 2573
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