Here in Santa Cruz, the County Fair is back on for 2021 and that means its time to get your prints ready!
Every year, local photographers are invited to enter their best shots into the photo competition at the County Fair, held at the Fairgrounds in Watsonville. Most photographers, amateur and pro alike don't show their work anywhere during the rest of the year and the Fair is a great way to put your images out there and get your prints seen.
The Fair entry process is easy and can be done online at the Santa Cruz County Fair website or photos can be dropped off with entry forms during the entry receiving weekend at the Fairgrounds. Don't forget to provide model releases for any photos with recognizable people in them. Photo entries must be dropped off on August 28 and 29 so make sure to get the ball rolling so you get your entires ready before the deadline.
In order to enter your photo into the competition, it must be printed and mounted into a 16x20 mat. Here at the Bay Photo stores we've been helping customers get their Fair prints ready for years and are familiar with the exact specifications required for printing and matting. Photographers can enter up to 3 photos so start thinking about your best shots and come in to place your print order with us!