Spring Photography Contest

CLC Spring Photography Contest

The CLC in partner with the Cayucos Visitors Center are proud to present the 2016 Spring Juried Photography Exhibition. All proceeds will go to protecting the open space that surrounds Cayucos, CA. This year's theme is "Cayucos Through a Lens" and original images of anything and everything Cayucos are eligible for entry. 

Do you have an image that you know is bound to knock the socks off the judges? Check out the contest details below and contact susan@ctcranch.com with any questions. 

Contest Details

Theme: “Cayucos Through a Lens”

Definition: Original Images of Anything and Everything Cayucos: From Villa Creek (Estero Bluffs) to Toro Creek (Dog Beach) and the inland backdrop in between.

Deadline for Submission: Please upload your digital files and pay your entry fee on www.youjudgeit.org/clcphoto by April 20th, 2016.


  • May 20 - July 5, 2016: Photos will be on display at the Cayucos Visitors & History Museum and online, May 25-October 20, 2016
  • April 28th: Notification of Selected Artists
  • May 19th 4:00-5:30pm: Delivery of Invited Artwork
  • May 20th 5:30-7:30pm: Opening reception including CLC Welcome and Update, Judges Comments, and Awards
  • July 5th: Last Day of Exhibition

Juror: Forrest L. Doud, Photographer

Forrest L. Doud is a San Luis Obispo based commercial photographer who specializes in product and advertising imaging. He is celebrating 30 years of professional work. Three main segments comprise his business model: Helicopter Aerials; Studio and Location Products; and Art and Craft Imaging. Early in his career he explored the more abstract side of nature photography. He has had photo assignments with the National Science Foundation, National Geographic, covered the PGA Golf Tournament multiple times for a west coast golf magazine, Surfers Journal, Surfer Magazine and Alliance Wakeboard. Forrest greatly enjoys photographing nature and unusual subjects that lean toward artistic series. He looks forward to viewing your work! 

Prizes: 3 prizes will be awarded on May 20th

Eligibility: Jury selection is open to any artist whose original photograph fits the guidelines. Original digital photographs should be submitted in JPG format 300 pixels per inch resolution and 3 inches on longest dimension. (1020 x 680 maximum under 2MB).

Requirements: Images accepted to show must be delivered as specified below.

  • High Quality Photographic Prints in color or black and white
  • Mounted on rigid foam core or matte board, ready to hang on the wall
  • Board size must not exceed “11X14”, print may be any size within that space
  • Framed photos should not exceed 121/2" X 151/2"
  • All Artwork must be for sale, artists are invited to bring an extra unframed photo for the bin display
  • Digital Images with artist credit will be displayed on the CLC website
  • All accepted work will be reviewed when delivered
  • The final arbiter of presentation requirements will be Forrest L. Doud