Carrizo Plain Photo Contest

The contest is now closed.  Thank you for your interest. 

 The first-ever Carrizo Colloquium Photo Contest!
The contest is open to all photographers who love to photograph the Carrizo Plain. Submit your digital entries for a chance to win cash prizes and professional prints.

Submission Period: Contest is now closed.

View the Winning Photos

Categories: Flora, Fauna, Open.
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd place in each Category
Prize Monies: $100 first, $50 second, $25 third, in each category
Winners will also receive a 12×18 print of their winning image, for display at a reception in the Costa Gallery in Los Osos.

Entry Fee: $5 per entry
3 entries max, per person
Digital Image submissions must be no larger than 3MB in size.
Winners will be asked to submit an 8MB image for printing.

Name your Digital Image File with the TITLE of the work. Do not include your name in the file-naming.

Meet Your Judges

Donald Quintana is a professional Award-winning nature and wildlife photographer, conservation visual storyteller, and a certified California Naturalist based in Los Osos, California. He has been published in Natures Best, Audubon awards, The Environmental Defense Fund, High Country News, and has a children’s book called “It’s Nice to Be a Kit Fox” By Hayday Books in Berkeley, CA amongst other publications. He leads photo tours to various locations and gives presentations to nature based associations and organizations.

Brittany App is a professional photographer & filmmaker. Director & Producer of “Where There Once Was Water”. She’s a storyteller, a voice artist, and a self-proclaimed shepherdess-in-training. She lives off the grid in the remote Carrizo Plain – with her Great Pyrenees dogs, a gaggle of duck ducks, and a rag-tag wooly crew of sheep and alpacas. /

Michael Costa is a photographer and has had his work featured in various galleries in California. Costa Gallery features local artists, as well as artists throughout the state of California. There are currently over 20 artists represented in the gallery.

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