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

Last 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 April 15 through June 23.

Send up to three photos in jpeg format to  If one or more of your photos is selected to be displayed you will be notified.

Each person can submit up to three photos in a jpeg format to be juried. If one of your photos is selected to be displayed, you must send it on a 16” x 20” mat board with window matting, to Lone Pine Chamber, 120 So Main Street, Lone Pine CA 93545 along with the signed entry form and the entry fee of $10.00 per entry, and it must be sent either UPS or FEDEX or hand delivered. Do not send by USPS.

The $10 entry fee for each photograph to be displayed is payable only by cash or check. Checks should be made out to the Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce.

The 40 selected photographs will be displayed between July 30th and November 1st at the Visitors Center in Lone Pine and will be judged by a professional photographer. Judging of the digital pictures will take place between June 23rd and June 30th.  There will be only 40 photographs chosen to be displayed and judged. Winners will be notified by June 30th to send their photograph to the address below. Lone Pine Chamber must receive the matted, ready to hang photograph before July 25th.


Prizes will be as follows:

First prize $300
Second prize $100
Third prize $50

Minimum size of the selected photographs will be 8” X 10”. Maximum size will be 11”X 14” Each entry must include a digital file (jpeg, tif, etc.)

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

Photos where another piece of artwork is the main 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. Also the Chamber can reject any entry without refund of fee.

At the contest’s end photos must be picked up at the Chamber by November 30. The Chamber retains the right to discard any submission not picked up by the set date.

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.

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