Spring Fling Photography Contest

The Kings River Conservancy is excited to announce our first 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:  April 30, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.


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


Registration Fee:

Students, in grades K-12 may enter the contest for free.  A small entry fee of $5 for each adult submission helps us in our conservation goals and must accompany the photograph(s).  Payments may be made online at by clicking on the Buy Now button below.  Please make sure to include the photographer’s name in the comments section.

Entry Guidelines:

All pieces must be submitted digitally as an attachment along with a signed registration form to kingsriverconservancy@gmail.com.  All photography attachments must be at least 1 MB.  Registration form must accompany photographs.


Judging Process:

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



First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded in all four divisions.  First place entrants will receive $100, second place entrants will receive $75 and third place entrants will receive $25.  Winning entries will be posted on the KRC website.


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.



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

  • Each person is allowed to submit up to two (2) pieces.

  • 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 2020 or 2021 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 contact Kristi Winter, public outreach director, at kingsriverconservancy@gmail.com.

Become an event sponsor!

The money we raise will go to worthwhile projects such as maintaining safe river access parks, adding warden patrols, hosting an incubator house for fry and invasive species removal.  


 Sponsors $250 and above  

  • Name/logo on the website

  • Named in media materials

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Greg and Deb Lapp

Thorburn Family

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