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2020 Photo Contest Submission Guidelines #174

SMC Community Education


Deadline Extended to May11, 2020*

SMC Community Education is excited to announce its Sixth Annual Photo Contest. The winning image will grace the cover of our Fall 2020 class schedule, and the winning photographer will be featured in our monthly newsletter, Sound Bites, as well as on our social media platforms.

A special interview with the winner will also be featured on the inside back cover for the Fall 2020 class schedule. Submissions Deadline is May 11, 2020*!

The rules are simple:
  • The contest is open to all current and former Community Education students
  • Deadline: Images should be submitted no later than  11:00 PM  (PST) on May 11, 2020* to: 

    -- Please
    attach image files when emailing or send link to download from an online file sharing platform like Dropbox; do not embed images in an email message. 
  • Up to 5 images may be submitted per contestant.
  • Contestants, please include your name, as registered at Community Ed, as well as the title of each work submitted, and any information about the photo you want to include – where it was shot and whether it was taken as part of a Community Ed class,especially, some technical information, like camera, lens, etc.
  • Technical guidelinesImages can be  cropped or zoomed using Photoshop or similar software. No other image manipulation beyond exposure or color correction allowed. Photos need to be high resolution for print; sized 8" x 10" with 300dpi, either horizontal or vertical orientation.  Images should be sent as .JPG files with the name of the image as part of the file name.
  Catalina Munoz Mejia - Sunset at Plateau - Winner of 2018 Photo Contest
  2019 Photo Contest winner
"Cuban Cool"
Laurie McCormick

If you have questions, please email

Share your vision with us - and good luck!