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Spring Fling Photography Contest

The Kings River Conservancy is excited to announce our second annual Spring Fling Photo Contest!  We hope families and contestants will find enjoyment in the Kings River and KRC’s access parks, and capture the beauty of what they see.  Our primary goal is to get people out enjoying, exploring, and respecting the Kings River.  Amateur and professional photographers are encouraged to participate!


Submission Deadline:  March 25, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.


Divisions:  K-6th Grade  /  7th-12th Grade  /  Adult Amateur  /  Professional Photographers

You can enter the contest by either:

1). Click on the picture below to submit your photos

2). Send pictures and the Release form to

Entry Guidelines:

Participation is free!  All pieces must be submitted digitally as an attachment along with a signed registration form to  All photography attachments must be at least 1 MB.  Registration form must accompany photographs.  Each entrant may submit up to two photographs.


Judging Process:

All entries will be judged by local experts in the field of photography using an assigned scoring rubric.



First place entrants in each division will receive $100 and a rosette ribbon.  Depending on the number of entries in each division, second and third place entrants may be recognized.  If recognized, second place entrants will receive $50 and a rosette ribbon and third place entrants will receive $25 and a rosette ribbon. All winning photos will be posted on the KRC website.  Entrants are eligible to receive one award regardless of the number of entries submitted.


All rules must be followed in order to be eligible for competition.

  • Each person is allowed to submit up to two (2) pieces.  A release form must accompany the photos.

  • Pieces must be photographed on or along the Kings River between Pine Flat Bridge to Hwy 99 in Kingsburg (along KRC’s purview – the River of Gems).

  • The photograph must have been taken in the 2021 or 2022 calendar year.

  • The work, including photograph and any editing done, must be the original work of the entrant.

  • Any type of camera may be used.

  • All photographs must be the original work of the entrant.  Collages are not accepted.

  • Name may not be displayed on the front of the photograph.

  • Black and white photographs are accepted.

  • Photographs may be edited for color and clarity, but must look realistic and resemble the original photo.

  • All communication will be through the email address provided on the registration form.

  • Any photograph displaying any inappropriate content will be disqualified.



Please email or call 559-787-9500.


Subject Matter:

The examples below are only ideas and are not exclusive of the content that will be accepted.


Portraits (people, picnics, etc.)

Try the Kings River Wildlife Area or KRC North Riverside Access Park.  If you picnic, remember to pack your trash out with you


Action (watersports, fishing, hiking, etc.)

Many times, anglers may be seen at the North Riverside Access Park or the KRCD All-Access Fishing Area.  In any action shots, the subject must be shown adhering to all laws and regulations (ex: life vests required on any subjects participating in watersports).


Landscape (wildflowers, blossoms, fruit trees, river, etc.)

The beauty of the river is everywhere, but you may find wildflowers in abundance at Choinumni or Winton Parks and blossoms and fruit trees at Reedley Beach.


Animals (fish, birds, wildlife, dogs, etc.)

A lot of wildlife, especially birds, may be found at the Raptor Walk.

2021 Entries

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Greg and Deb Lapp

Thorburn Family

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