Photography Contest--FINAL YEAR!

Bookshop Santa Cruz is celebrating the 20th year of our photography contest on the theme of readers, books and reading. This will be the final year of the contest, so don’t wait to enter.


Photographs must depict individuals or groups of readers, books or some image related to the act of reading.

You may only submit your own photograph. You may submit as many photographs as you wish. All entrants must agree that their photograph can be exhibited at Bookshop Santa Cruz and reproduced in our newsletter and on our website. The photographer’s name will be included with any use of the photograph.

Entry Forms
Each individual entry must have a copy of the entry form taped to the back of the entry.

Three prizes will be awarded. First prize will be a $250 Gift Certificate for Bookshop Santa Cruz. Second prize will be a $100 Gift Certificate and Third prize will be a $50 Gift Certificate.

Entry Deadline and Judging
All entries must be received no later than September 1, 2014. Final judging will take place by October 15, 2014.

Entry Preparation
Please send or deliver your entries unmounted, in flat packages, to Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95060. Affix entry form to back of photograph. All entries must be color or black & white prints of the following sizes only: 4 x 6 5 x 7 8 x 10 No slides. All prints must be unmounted and without mats.

IF YOU WANT YOUR ENTRY RETURNED, please include a self addressed stamped envelope. Otherwise Bookshop Santa Cruz will dispose of entries.

Download a pdf of these Entry Rules and the Entry Form


See the winners from 2013 

See the winners from 2012 

See the winners from 2011

See the winners from 2010

See the winners from 2009

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