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2017 Photo Contest Submission Guidelines

Enter Your Best Photo into Our Photo Contest!

SMC Community Education is excited to announce its Third Annual Photo Contest, and the winning image will grace the cover of our Fall 2017 class schedule.

Prizes will be awarded for the winner, first runner-up and second runner-up: $75, $50 and $25 credit vouchers, respectively, for Community Ed classes.

In addition, the images will be featured in our monthly newsletter, Sound Bites, as well as on social media.

The rules are simple:
  • The contest is open to all current and former Community Education students
  • Deadline: Images should be submitted by noon (PST) on May 15, 2017 to -- Attach image files when emailing, do not embed in 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
  • No image manipulation beyond exposure or color correction and minor cropping for content
Judging will be in three parts:

A panel of professionals from Santa Monica College's Marketing Department will pick 10 semi-finalist images submitted by 10 different photographers. A second panel from SMC Community Education staff will select 3 finalists from those 10 photos. If selected, only one image from each contestant will be included in the second round.

Public online voting will take place May 23-28 to pick the winner and 1st & 2nd runners-up. The winner and both runners-up will be announced shortly after the end of the public voting.

  Frank Damon - Dinnertime - Winner of 2016 Photo Contest
  2016 Photo Contest winner
by Frank Damon


          2016 contest finalists


If you have questions, please email or call (310) 434-3400 (option #2).

Share your vision with us - and good luck!