Photo Contest Rules

  1. Photos not adhering to the rules will not be judged.
  2. Photos must be taken within Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve from any authorized trail or have the Reserve as their subject. Any photo deemed to have been taken off-trail will not be considered. Trail maps are available at the Reserve or online.
  3. Entrants must be amateur photographers. For this contest, an amateur photographer is defined as a photographer for whom an IRS Form 1099 has not been filed in any given year for income derived from photography.
  4. Electronic copies of photos must be submitted for each entry. Files must be a minimum of 2 megabytes and a maximum of 25 MB in size and must be submitted via the contest entry form (available November 18, 2023) in JPEG, HEIC, or a similar file format. All entries must be submitted separately.
  5. Photographers may submit up to four entries.
  6. Photos must be received by OMWD via the contest entry form no later than 11:00 p.m. on April 21, 2024. OMWD and/or Escondido Creek Conservancy are not responsible for technical problems that prevent the submission of photos.
  7. Questions may be addressed by email or by contacting a ranger at 760-632-4212.
  8. Entrants grant rights to OMWD and Escondido Creek Conservancy for the use of the photo(s) as deemed fit, including, but not limited to, promotional items, publicity, publications, and commercial interests.
  9. Decisions made by the judges and/or by members of the public participating in “People’s Choice” voting will be final.

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Escondido, CA 92029

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