2020 CAPCA Photo Contest

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  • The 2020 CAPCA Photo Contest is open to any amateur photographer (one who does not regularly receive income from photography) who is a current 2020 CAPCA Member.
  • Entrants must be eighteen (18) years or older to participate.
  • Photo subject matter must be related to California Agriculture/Horticulture Industry operations.

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline – Extended to October 26, 2020
Winner Announcements will be made at the close of the CAPCA Virtual Conference October 31st, 2020.
Winning Photos Posting – Winning photos will be published in the December 2020 CAPCA Adviser magazine, on the CAPCA website and through CAPCA Social Media platforms.


Judging will be held by committee/panel review.  Winners will be contacted by e-mail.


There are five (5) categories in the contest.  Each entrant is eligible to win only one (1) prize.

One (1) winning photo from each of the following five (5) categories will be selected.

  1. Crop/Commodity Production
  2. People/Faces in Agriculture
  3. Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
  4. COVID-19/Quarantine Impacts to California Agriculture/Horticulture Industry Operations
  5. Good Bugs/Bad Bugs


From the five (5) photos selected the winners will be chosen for one of the following prizes.

  • One Grand Prize winner $1,000
  • One First Place winner $500
  • Three Honorable Mentions $250 each

Rules & Submissions Specifications:

  • Entrants will need to submit photos in digital format (as described below).
  • Entrants will need to submit photo credit information, title of photo, and caption or description for each photo submitted.
  • Photos subject matter must be related to California Agriculture/Horticulture Industry operations and taken in 2019 or 2020.  Entrants will need to identify the category(ies) the photo(s) are being submitted for (see Categories information above).
  • A completed entry form must accompany all photo submissions (see page 3).

Digital Photo Specifications:

  • All entries must have a resolution of 6 megapixels or greater. Set your camera or mobile device to the highest image-quality setting.
  • Images from mobile devices may be submitted if they adhere to the resolution requirement of 6 megapixels or greater.
  • Turn off the date stamp option on your camera. Photos on which a date stamp or photographer’s name is visible will be disqualified.
  • All digital photos must be in .jpg format.
  • Images not meeting the contest submission specifications will be ineligible for prize selection. However, they may be selected to be viewable on an online gallery on the CAPCA website.

Notification of Winners and IRS Tax Form W-9:

Winners will be notified by e-mail.  Each winner must complete and submit to CAPCA an IRS Form W-9 (Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification), which will be made available to the winner before the prize is distributed.

Photo Usage Release:

All entrants will be required to sign an agreement that the photos become the property of the California Association of Pest Control Advisers (CAPCA), and that the entrant has obtained permission of people or places in the photos that they may be used.  Entrants also agree that the photo(s) may be used by CAPCA for public relations/marketing and promotional activities.

CAPCA Contact Information:
Joyce Basan
(916) 928-1625 x2