Thirteenth Annual Amateur Photo Contest

Grab your camera or cell phone and come out to the Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve!

Olivenhain Municipal Water District and its partner, the Escondido Creek Conservancy, launched the Thirteenth Annual Amateur Photo Contest at our Earth Day Clean Up on Saturday, April 21. Located at 8833 Harmony Grove Road in the community of Elfin Forest, the Reserve is full of wonderful photographic opportunities for photographers of all skill levels.

Winners will be selected from the categories of Water Scenery, Scenic View, Plants, Animals, Youth Photographer (age 15 and under), and People’s Choice; photos will also be selected for the coveted Best in Show award. Winning photographers will be recognized at OMWD’s November 7, 2018 Board of Directors meeting, and are eligible for prizes from our sponsors including $100 cash from the Escondido Creek Conservancy, a gift package from the San Diego Zoo, a 24″ x 36″ canvas print from PC Photo, gear from REI, and dinner at Jake’s Del Mar! Select winning submissions will be displayed at the Elfin Forest Interpretive Center Honoring Susan J. Varty in 2019.

Photos must be received by OMWD by September 3, 2018. There is no fee to enter. Please view the complete contest rules before entering. For more information, contact our rangers.

To submit your photo entries, complete the 2018 Submission Form

  • EFRR Photo Contest Rules

    Please attach ONLY ONE Photograph for the category you've selected above. To submit additional photographs, please fill out the form and submit again. You may submit up to four (4) entries total. Photo should be in jpg format (maximum of 4MB) and 12x18 (Inch) print size minimum.

  • Accepted file types: jpg.

Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve

8833 Harmony Grove Road
Escondido, CA 92029

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1966 Olivenhain Road
Encinitas, CA 92024

760-632-4212

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