Southern California's Faces & Places Photo Contest

Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Realty West CalBRE #01458572

If you leave a comment, Jim will visit your blog and leave a comment.Calling all photographers, amateurs and professionals!

Capture Southern California in a photograph and you could win big time!

How it works:

  1. Photographs can be submitted by anyone, anywhere, but must be taken in the Southern California region.
  2. There are two divisions: Amateur and Professional
  3. Entry fees for Amateurs are $10 for 1 phone, and $15 for 2-6 photos.
  4. Entry fees for Professionals are $20 for 1 photo, and $25 for 2-6 photos.
  5. Categories are (1) Action shots, (2) Animals/Pets, (3) Beach life, (4) Nature/Environment, and (5) People
  6. Entry deadline is August 31, 2009
  7. Enter online at

Here's what you could win:

  1. Amateur Grand Prize: Canon EOS 50D Camera (15.1 megapixels), Canon EFS 18-200 mm lens, Canon 580 EXII flash, Photoserve Portfolio, PDN PhotoPlus Internationa Conference Gold Expo Pass, Subscription to PDN Photography Magazine
  2. Professional Grand Prize: Canon EOS 5D Mark II camera (body only) (21.1 megapixels), Photoserve Portfolio, PDN PhotoPlus Internationa Conference Gold Expo Pass, Subscription to PDN Photography Magazine
  3. Category Prizes (5 winners): $200 gift card from Best Buy, subscription to PDN Photography Magazine
  4. People's Choice (1 winner): PDN swag bag, subscription to PDN Photography Magazine
  5. All winners: Featured in PDN online gallery, featured in the San Diego Union-Tribune and, and selected images will be exhibited at a gallery exhibit at the PDN PhotoPlus International Expo in October 2009.


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  8. Five-month short sale coming to an UNsuccessful conclusion - 5/29/09
  9. Bamboo forests, right here in San Diego - 5/25/09
  10. Growth Leader, Week Six - 5/25/09

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Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Hi Jim, that contest is fantastic, now if only I had some pictures of So CA.... :D

Jun 09, 2009 07:46 PM #1
Mike Eddy
Coldwell Banker Island Properties - Wailea, HI
Maui Real Estate Broker

Jim - I regret I don't have any photos of So Cal to enter in your competition, but I look forward to seeing all the entries. Great idea!


Jun 09, 2009 08:29 PM #2
Betina Foreman
WJK Realty - Austin, TX
Realtor, C.N.E., with WJK REALTY

The contest sounds like fun. Now you just need to find something that is the epitome of California and get Zoey the Cool cat to perch on it and snap the image. You will be a winner for sure!



Jun 10, 2009 01:35 AM #3
Kathy Knight
Intracoastal Realty Corp - Wilmington, NC
BROKER, ABR, CRS, GRI, SFR, Wilmington NC Homes an

Great prices Jim - you should enter...

Jun 10, 2009 12:27 PM #4
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

Hey, Folks - There might be a little confusion in that the photography contest isn't mine. Instead, it's being held by the San Diego Union-Tribune. They've held the contest for many years.

Jun 10, 2009 02:33 PM #5
David Ethridge
Sea Lion Real Estate - Long Beach, CA

This sounds fun. I'm going to shoot some photos of Long Beach to enter.

Jun 10, 2009 07:02 PM #6

It was a nice post.I am a photographer.I would like to join this photography contest. Thanks for posting.

Feb 12, 2010 07:54 PM #7
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