Plein Air Photography Contest

Deadline: Noon on Wednesday, June 12, 2019

2019 Summerfest Arts Faire Plein Air Photography Contest Registration & Submission of Photography


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 Professional and Amateur Divisions in the Plein Air Contest. Entrants will decide which category they fit into.


Registration and Submission Time

Prior to June 7, you may also pre-register by phone (435.213.3858) or in person at the Summerfest office (69 E 100 N., Logan UT 84321).

Friday, June 7, 5-8pm and Saturday, June 8, 8-10am
St. John's Episcopal Church
Fellowship Hall
85 East 100 North, Logan

Artwork Check-In

Wednesday, June 12, 10am – noon
Summerfest Plein Air Tent (behind and to the north of the Tabernacle building)
Logan Tabernacle Grounds, 50 N. Main, Logan


Silent Auction 

June 13 - 15, 2018 during Summerfest open hours, closing at 6pm on June 15



  • Registration is Friday, June 7, 5 – 8pm, and Saturday, June 8, 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 8 and June 12 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, 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 (including EXIF data) must be emailed to by noon on Wednesday, June 12 so that date and time of photo can be verified.
  • Submit framed photos, ready for hanging (we prefer a wire to alligator hangers), Wednesday, June 12 from 10am to noon at the Plein Air and Silent Auction tent at the center of the festival grounds, behind the Tabernacle at 50 N Main, Logan.
  • Each photographer may enter only one photo. Categories are landscape, still life, portrait, action, wildlife, and abstract/digital art.
  • All entries will be juried on Wednesday, June 12, and displayed at Summerfest, June 13-15, in the Plein Air Silent Auction tent on the Tabernacle grounds, 50 N. Main in Logan, UT.
  • Artists may choose to sell their work in the silent auction, which runs from 11am, June 13 to 6pm, June 15, 2018.
  • 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 fee will be subtracted from the auction bid, and the tax will be added to it at the time of sale. Please take this into consideration when pricing your work for sale.
  • Unsold artwork must be picked up Saturday, June 15 between 6:30pm and 8:30pm (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



Professional Division: First Place, $500; Second Place, $250; Third Place, $100.

Amateur Division: First Place, $75; Second Place, $50; Third Place, $25.

An awards ceremony and welcome reception will be held Wednesday, June 12, at 6:00pm in the Plein Air Silent Auction tent. 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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