Plein Air Photography Contest

Deadline: 11:00am on Wednesday, June 14, 2023

2023 Summerfest Arts Faire Plein Air Photography Contest Registration & Submission of Photography for Summerfest Arts Faire Plein Air Photography Contest

All photographers are required to register in advance—you will not be able to register when you turn in your work on Wednesday. If you have not pre-registered, you will not be able to enter your work.

NOTE: We have Amateur and Professional Divisions, and we are adding a “Rising Star” Division for artists 16 and younger in the Plein Air Photography Contest.

Eligible Media
Film or Digital Photography: landscape, still life, portrait, action, wildlife, and abstract/digital art

Size Requirements
No smaller than 8”x10” including the frame
No larger than 24”x24” including the frame

In Person Registration
Prior to June 9, you may also preregister by phone (435.213.3858) or in person at the Summerfest Arts Faire office (69 E 100 N., Logan UT 84321), but you may not start photographing until the evening of June 9.

Friday, June 9, 5 – 8pm
Saturday, June 10, 8 – 11am
Monday, June 12, 9 – 11am

Summerfest Arts Faire Office
69 E 100 North, Logan, UT

Artwork Submission
Wednesday, June 14, 9:00am - 11:00am. Please do not try to check in earlier than 9am.
Location: Cache County Events Center

Silent Auction
June 14 - 17, 2023, during Summerfest Arts Faire open hours, closing at 4pm on June 17, 2023.

  • Registration is Friday, June 9, 5 – 8pm, and Saturday, June 10, 8 – 11am. If you cannot make one of these times, you may stop in at the Summerfest Arts Faire office, 69 E. 100 N., on Monday morning, June 12 from 9 - 11am.
  • Photos must be taken between June 9 and June 14 anywhere in Cache County, Utah, and the sections of Cache Valley that are in Franklin and Bannock Counties in Idaho, up to Red Rock Pass. Maps may be obtained from the Summerfest Arts Faire office, 69 E. 100 N. in Logan, at registration, or online at
  • NEW THIS YEAR: Each artist can submit two photos.
  • All art must adhere to the Summerfest Arts Faire’s family-friendly guidelines. Summerfest Arts Faire is a family-oriented event. Nude, erotic, occult, graphic and/or violent images will not be considered for this event. Images depicting smoking and drinking are also not acceptable. If a piece is deemed by the staff to violate any of these guidelines, it will not be displayed.
  • Please keep in mind that local printers may be very busy printing the work of photographers entering the contest. Plan accordingly.
  • EXIF data is required. Original photos (showing EXIF data) must be emailed to by 11:00am on Wednesday, June 14 so that date and time of photo can be verified. If EXIF data is not received prior to submission of your photo, it will not be accepted.
  • Submit framed photos, ready for hanging (we require a wire—not alligator hangers), Wednesday, June 14 from 9am to 11am at the Plein Air and Silent Auction Gallery rooms at the Cache County Events Center. All photos must be framed.
  • Each photographer may enter only one photo. We accept landscape, still life, portrait, action, wildlife, and abstract/digital art.
  • All entries will be juried on Wednesday, June 14, and displayed at the Summerfest Arts Faire, June 14-17, 2023.
  • Artists may choose to sell their work in the silent auction, which runs from 6pm on June 14 to 4pm on June 17.
  • You must set the minimum bid amount for your pieces. If your work is sold at the Summerfest Arts Faire, it is subject to a 25% gallery fee and Utah sales tax. The tax will be added at the time of sale. A check for 75% of the paid price will be sent to the artist after the buyer has paid. Please take this into consideration when pricing your work for sale.
  • Unsold artwork must be picked up Saturday, June 17 between 4pm and 7pm (AND NOT BEFORE THEN) or at the Summerfest Arts Faire office throughout June. Special arrangements can be made by calling the office at 435.213.3858. Artwork not picked up within 30 days of the event becomes the property of Summerfest Arts Faire and may be sold to help fund the Summerfest Arts Faire operations.

Registration Prices
Professional photographer registration fee (nonrefundable): $30
Amateur photographer registration fee (nonrefundable): $15
Rising Star photographer registration fee (nonrefundable): $10

You are considered a Professional if at least one of the following criteria applies:
  1. If you have an Arts degree (BFA)
  2. If you are represented in at least one gallery
  3. If you derive $3,000 per year from art sales

Prizes will depend upon the amount of registration money received.

  • Professional Division prizes will range from about $75 for third place to as much as $500 for first place.
  • Amateur Division prizes will range from about $15 for third place to as much as $75 for first place.
  • Rising Star Division prizes will range from about $5 for third place to as much as $15 for first place.
An awards ceremony and welcome reception will be held Wednesday, June 14, at 6:00pm in the Plein Air Silent Auction gallery. All painters and photographers who enter the Plein Air Contest are invited to this reception.

Contact us at 435.213.3858 or



Categories: landscape, still life, portrait, action, wildlife and abstract/digital art.

Mission Statement

Summerfest Arts Faire, an annual juried event held on the grounds of the Cache Country Fairgrounds, celebrates the arts in Cache Valley by bringing people together to enjoy a festival of high-quality art, music and food.

Contact Details

Mailing Address: 
69 East 100 North
Logan, UT 84321

Event Location:
Cache County Fairgrounds
450 South 500 West
Logan, UT 84321


Phone: 435-213-3858

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