2019 Spring Fair Photo Contest

The 2019 Spring Fair Photo Contest is now CLOSED!

Tacoma Photographic Society is now accepting entries to the Washington State Fair, Spring Fair Photo Contest.


$575 in Prize Money:

Best of Show$150
First Place$100
Second Place$75
Third Place$50
10 Awards of Excellence$20 each
10 Honorable Mention Awards
6 Judges’ Choice Awards

All Winners will Receive an Award Ribbon

Entry Form


Who Can Enter

Photographers of all ages, color and creed are welcome to enter. We do ask that Photographers submitting entries derive less than 50% of their income from their photographic pursuits.


This contest is open to any subject. Please remember that this is a family Fair. Inappropriate subject matter will not be accepted.

Images must have originated in a camera, film or digital. Post processing techniques are not restricted. Composite images and the use of artistic filters is allowed.

Entry Fee

An entry fee of $10.00 per print will be charged. Please make checks payable to Tacoma Photographic Society or T.P.S. Please include your check with your images.

Entry Limit

Each individual may submit up to five (5) prints per maker.

Sizing and Mounting

Minimum print size is 8″ x 10″.

Maximum print size is 16″ x 20″ including any mounting board and/or mat.

Entries Must Be mounted on a stiff backing. Mat Board, cardboard, or similar material is acceptable. This is required in order to present the print on the display rack.

Entries may or may not be in a mat board.

Framed Prints will not be accepted


All entries Must Have a title and the maker’s name, address, and phone number on the Back of the print in the Upper Right Corner.

No name or title may appear on Front of the image.

Previous Fair Entries

Images entered in prior Spring Fair competitions are NOT eligible for entry.

Submitting Entries

Entries may be mailed or hand delivered to:

  • Robi’s Camera Center – 10015 Gravelly Lake Drive Southwest – Lakewood, WA 98499 – ATTN: Tacoma Photographic Society
  • Washington State Fair – 1109th Avenue Southwest – Puyallup, WA 98371 – ATTN: Tacoma Photographic Society
  • Speedy One Hour Photo – 11702 Pacific Avenue – Tacoma, WA 98444 – ATTN: Tacoma Photographic Society


Proper care will be taken of all prints, but Tacoma Photographic Society will not be held responsible for any damage or loss at any time.

Return of Entries

As part of your submission of prints to the contest, you must indicate how you would like them returned. You may:

  • indicate you will pick them up at the fairgrounds after the fair closes. Prints will be available for pickup between 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm on Sunday, April 14, 2019.
  • indicate you expect the prints to be returned by mail. You must include adequate return postage (no cash or checks) with suitable packaging and return mailing labels.
  • indicate some other arrangement for return.

In all instances, please indicate on your entry form. Prints not claimed by by May 31, 2019 will become the property of Tacoma Photographic Society without compensation.


Tacoma Photographic Society reserves the right to display award winning images as winners and name the maker as the photographer on our website and in media news releases.

More Information or Special Pickup & Delivery

For more information, please contact Stan Braaten – Phone (253) 874-2349 or Mobile (253) 709-6974 or send him a note through this form.

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