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Sculpture Photo Contest - Newport Beach

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Sculpture Photo Contest - Newport Beach




To encourage the public awareness of the Sculpture Exhibition in Civic Center Park, the Newport Beach City Arts Commission is sponsoring a photography contest.  Visitors to the sculpture garden are asked to submit photographs of the works on display, and/or photographs depicting interaction with the sculptures.  Winners will be selected by the City Arts Commission.


  • Submit photographs to
  • Include the subject line, “PHOTO CONTEST”
  • Submit between Thursday, October 1, 2020 through Tuesday, December 1, 2020


  • Image data files created with any digital device including smartphones, tablets, and digital still cameras (including medium and large-format cameras)
  • Images that have been retouched using software or by other means will be accepted
  • Retouched photography using a camera app or photo-editing app is also accepted
  • Both color and monochrome images will be accepted
  • File size: up to 10 MB of image data per work
  • File format: JPEG/150 dpi recommended
  • The standard color space for the judging process is RGB
  • Note: Winners may be requested to provide higher resolution images for publication or display purposes related to the contest


  • The contest is open to all, professional and amateur, regardless of age, gender or nationality
  • Entrants under 18 years of age require the permission of a parent or guardian


  • Entry is limited to original works that the entrant holds all applicable rights
  • The limit for submitted works is 10 photos
  • Photos cannot depict any climbing, hanging, modification, or physical abuse of the sculptures


  • After December 1, all entries will be posted onto the Cultural Arts website
  • An ad hoc subcommittee (“Art in Public Spaces”) will recommended winners to the City Arts Commission for approval
  • Contest results will be announced on the Cultural Arts website by January 4, 2021
  • Winners will be notified via email sent to their registered email addresses
  • Photographs of the five most popular submissions will appear in the Daily Pilot


  • First $150 Gift Card
  • Second $100 Gift Card
  • Third $25 Gift Card (four winners)


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