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The 2023 Inyo County Amateur Photo Contest hosted by the Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce

photo-contest-2019Last year we had a great turnout for the event, with lots of photos submitted. Most of the photos were scenic; landscapes, inanimate objects, clouds, flowers, rocks, etc. This year we want pictures of action, people DOING what people do in Inyo county as visitors.

Agreement Form and Contest Rules and Regulations

The contest is open to amateurs only. A professional is defined as one whose primary source of income (50%) or more results from his/her photographic work.


Digital Submissions, to be juried will be accepted from August 15 thru November 30, 2023.

Each person can submit up to three photos:

  1. Photos must be saved in high resolution jpeg format
  2. Save photos using the following naming format:  category_lastnamefirstname_picturename

                                                                                 Example:  landscape_smithbob_mtwhitney.jpg      

  1. Email entries to:  

Prizes will be as follows:

First prize $500
Second prize $300
Third prize $100

Only original photos of Inyo County taken by the artist will be accepted. Photographs must be suitable to a family environment. 

Photos where another piece of artwork is the focus of the photo will not be accepted.

All images must be submitted by the original contestant. By submitting an image, the contestant represents and warrants that:
a. The contestant is the sole and exclusive owner of the image and has the right to license such image as provided herein.
b. To the best of the contestant’s knowledge the image does not infringe any copyright, trademark right, or right of privacy or publicity, and does not defame any third party.

It is the responsibility of the contestant to obtain written permission to release for public use any submitted photo from all persons in the photograph submitted. The photographer accepts all liability from the use of a photo where this release has not been obtained. The Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce is not responsible or liable for legal implications resulting in the publication of any submitted photo. The Chamber is not responsible for any damage or theft to any entry.

By entering the contest, you grant to the Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable license to use, copy, and display the image without payment, royalties, or any other compensation. Further, by entering the contest, you grant to the Chamber the right to use and publish your name online, in print, and all other media for editorial, advertising, and promotional purposes in connection with the contest without payment or additional compensation unless prohibited by law. Also by entering the contest, you agree to release and hold harmless the Chamber from any and all liability for any injuries, loss, claim, action, demand, or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the contest or contest prize.

The Chamber of Commerce reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the contest. 

This year, for the first time, all entries will be displayed on a monitor at different locations and will not require a printed copy to be displayed. 

The entry must be submitted in the jpeg format

I have read and understand the contest rules and regulations. The submission of my photograph, along with my signature below, indicates my acceptance of all rules, regulations, and releases associated with the contest.

Printed Name





telephone #

Email address

Click here to print the Agreement Form and Contest Rules and Regulations (PDF)