This show is part of the Sonoran Shindig, a festival celebrating the Sonoran Desert with live entertainment, food, vendors, informational booths and activities.
Both amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit entries in one of 6 categories. There is also a Best in Show winner.
Winners are chosen by popular vote. You can choose your favorites, mark them on the entry form and drop it in the ballot box. Winners will be announced at the Shindig in the Plaza on Saturday March 19.
Yes, it’s that time again — plans are underway for the annual Sonoran Shindig photography contest sponsored by the Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association. This year’s show will take place March 21, in the Plaza in Ajo, AZ.
Organizers are looking for entries in 6 categories:
People in the Desert
All photos must have been taken in the Sonoran Desert and previous entries are not eligible. Photos can be in color, or black and white. They must be unframed and mounted on mat board. Printed frames are not acceptable.
We want to showcase the desert, not computer programs. That being said, even Ansel Adams used a few tricks in the dark room. So computer enhanced photos will be accepted. Photos may not have text, dates or other data on them.
You can see previous winners here and a copy of the entry form here. So grab your camera, head out to the desert and see what you can find. 🙂
Bring ONE piece of your art to the Open Studio tents in the Plaza by 9:00 AM on Saturday, March 22.
Along with your piece of art, please bring 10 printed handouts. The handouts should include:
Your name — The Media you work in — Short Bio — Photo of yourself (optional)
Your address — Email — Phone
Bring 10 business cards
The Open Studio tents will be decorated with red balloons — volunteers will hand out information on the open studios and your art. You’ll also receive a red balloon to identify your studio to visitors.
This is a great opportunity to market your work — join us and be part of this special day.
Any photo entered must have been taken in the Sonoran Desert. Previously entered photos are ineligible.
Photos can be in color, or black and white. They must be unframed, mounted on mat board. Printed frames are not acceptable. We want to showcase the desert, not computer programs. That being said, even Ansel Adams used a few tricks in the dark room. So computer enhanced photos will be accepted. Photos may not have text, dates or other data on them.
Acceptable photo format sizes are as follows — 8×10, 16×20 and 10×20 panorama. Entry forms, complete rules and entry deadline will be announced soon. Consider this your first alert for another fantastic photo show celebrating our Sonoran Desert.
Here are the winning photographs in the next two categories of the Sonoran Shindig photo contest held earlier this year. Click on any image to see a slide show or hover over a photo to see the title and photographer.
The annual Sonoran Shindig is a big event in Ajo. Each spring it brings together music and entertainment, food, tours, arts and crafts, the coyote howling contest and one of the most popular events, the photography contest.
Over the next week we’ll post the winning photos. These were all chosen by people who visited the displays and cast votes for their favorite shots.
There were 6 categories in the contest. Today, winners of the Desert Landscapes. Click on any image to see a slide show or hover over a photo to see the title and photographer.