Plein Air Photography Contest

Deadline: Noon on Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Plein Air Photography Contest
 Art Submission Deadline: Noon on Wednesday, June 16, 2021

2021 Summerfest Arts Faire Plein Air Photography Contest
Registration & Submission of Photography for Summerfest Plein Air Photography Contest

All photographers are required to register in advance—you will not be able to register when you turn in your work on Wednesday. If you have not pre-registered, you will not be able to enter your work.

NOTE: We have Amateur and Professional Divisions in the Plein Air Contest. Entrants must decide which category they fit into.

Eligible Media
Film or Digital Photography: landscape, still life, portrait, action, wildlife, and abstract/digital art

Registration Times
Prior to June 11, you may also preregister by phone (435.213.3858) or in person at the Summerfest office (69 E 100 N., Logan UT 84321), but you may not start photographing until the evening of June 11.
Friday, June 11,5 – 8pm and Saturday, June 12, 8 – 10am
St. John's Episcopal Church
Fellowship Hall
85 East 100 North, Logan

Artwork Submission
Wednesday, June 16th, 10am - noon. Please do not try to check in earlier than 10am.
Summerfest Plein Air Tent/Gallery
Location TBA

Silent Auction

June 17 - 19, 2021, during Summerfest open hours, closing at 5pm on June 19, 2021.


  • Registration is Friday, June 11, 5 – 8pm, and Saturday, June 12, 8 – 10am. If you cannot make one of these times, you may stop in at the Summerfest office, 69 E. 100 N., on Monday morning, June 10.
  • Photos must be taken between June 11 and June 16 anywhere in Cache County, Utah, and the sections of Cache Valley that are in Franklin and Bannock Counties in Idaho, up to Red Rock Pass. Maps may be obtained from the Summerfest office, 69 E. 100 N. in Logan, at registration, or online at
  • All art must adhere to Summerfest’s family-friendly guidelines. Summerfest is a family-oriented event. Nude, erotic, occult, graphic and/or violent images will not be considered for this event. Images depicting smoking and drinking are also not acceptable due to our venue, which is a religious site. If a piece is deemed by the staff to violate any of these guidelines, it will not be displayed.
  • Please keep in mind that local printers may be very busy printing the work of photographers entering the contest. Plan accordingly.
  • EXIF data is required. Original photos (showing EXIF data) must be emailed to by noon on Wednesday, June 16 so that date and time of photo can be verified.
  • Each artist can submit only one photo.
  • Submit framed photos, ready for hanging (we require a wire—not alligator hangers), Wednesday, June 16 from 10am to noon at the Plein Air and Silent Auction tent/gallery at the festival. All photos must be framed.
  • Each photographer may enter only one photo. We accept landscape, still life, portrait, action, wildlife, and abstract/digital art.
  • All entries will be juried on Wednesday, June 16, and displayed at Summerfest, June 17-19, 2021.
  • Artists may choose to sell their work in the silent auction, which runs from 11am, June 17 to 5pm, June 19, 2021.
  • You must set the minimum bid amount for your pieces. If your work is sold at Summerfest, it is subject to a 25% gallery fee and Utah sales tax. The tax will be added at the time of sale. A check for 75% of the paid price will be sent to the artist after the buyer has paid. Please take this into consideration when pricing your work for sale.
  • Unsold artwork must be picked up Saturday, June 19 between 5pm and 8pm (AND NOT BEFORE THEN) or at the Summerfest office throughout June. Special arrangements can be made by calling the office at 435.213.3858. Artwork not picked up within 30 days of the event becomes the property of Summerfest Arts Faire and may be sold to help fund Summerfest operations.
  • Registration Prices

    Professional photographer registration fee (nonrefundable): $25

    Amateur photographer registration fee (nonrefundable): $5


    Prizes will depend upon the amount of registration money received. Professional Division prizes will range from about $75 for third place to as much as $500 for first place.

    Amateur Division prizes will range from about $15 for third place to as much as $75 for first place.

    An awards ceremony and welcome reception will be held Wednesday, June 16, at 6:00pm in the Plein Air Silent Auction tent/gallery. All painters and photographers who enter the Plein Air Contest are invited to this reception.

    Questions? Contact us at 435.213.3858 or



    Categories: landscape, still life, portrait, action, wildlife and abstract/digital art.

    Mission Statement

    Summerfest Arts Faire, an annual juried event held on the grounds of the Logan Tabernacle, celebrates the arts in Cache Valley by bringing people together to enjoy a festival of high-quality art, music and food.

    Contact Details

    Mailing Address: 
    69 East 100 North
    Logan, UT 84321

    Event Location:
    Historic Downtown
    50 North Main Street
    Logan, UT 84321


    Phone: 435-213-3858

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