Now’s the time to round up your ranch photos, and enter the California Cattlemen’s Association and California CattleWomen’s 2019 Photo Contest! The grand prize winner will walk away with $500 and cash prizes for first, second and third place will be given in all categories.

Animals & Wildlife
Rural Life
California Landscapes
Cell Phone Category (creative editing is allowed)
**Participants in the professionals category will not be eligible for the grand prize of $500. Instead, the winner of this category is guaranteed a cash prize and cover space on an upcoming issue of the California Cattleman.

Enter by sending entries to before Nov. 1, 2019

2019 Contest Rules


The contest is open to any member of the California Cattlemen’s Association or California CattleWomen, Inc., and their immediate families. Immediate family is defined as a spouse, parent, or child residing in the same household. CCA/CCW employees and their immediate families are not eligible. Participants for all categories, other than the “Professionals” category, must be amateur photographers, defined as anyone who has not received compensation for their photos.

By entering this contest, you give CCA and CCW sole discretion in the use of your entered photo(s). Submitted entries may not be submitted to other photo contests. Each photo should be individually submitted by e-mail and must be accompanied by all entry form information (shown below). Participants may enter a maximum of 5 total photos. Photos entered may not be altered or enhanced in any way – except in the new cell phone category – in which total editing freedom is encouraged to enhance photo quality or uniqueness.


All photos must be high quality of at least 600 dpi in resolution. All photos must be entered vertically or horizontally at 8”x10” dimensions. For more information, contact CCA at (916) 444-0845. Enter photos for all categories by sending by e-mail to: magazine@, subject line: CCA/CCW Photo Contest. Send ONE (1) e-mail message per entry with the following information; Name of photographer, location of photo, photo category*, photo title, photographer’s phone number, photographer’s mailing address. All photos must be high quality and be able to be sized vertically or horizontally to 8”x10” dimensions, for example, long, narrow panoramic shots may be disqualified.


Judging will be done by 3 qualified individuals who will not be priviledged to any names of contest participants. *Judges may move photos to alternative categories if they feel a photo is better suited to a different category. Category judging will take place prior to the CCA & CCW Convention and final People’s Choice judging will be done by convention attendees at the 103rd Annual CCA & CCW Convention in December.


Winners will be showcased at the annual CCA/CCW Convention and all winning photos will be published in the January 2020 issue of the California Cattleman magazine. Compensation outside of the prize money will not be given for any winning photos or the publishing of winning photos.

Contest is subject to local, state and federal regulations and disqualification will occur for breaking of any of the aforementioned rules.


Still have questions? Contact Katie at
(916) 444-0845.

2019 CCA/CCW Annual Convention
Dec. 4-6, 2019

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