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2024 Spring Fling on the Kings
Photography Contest

The Kings River Conservancy is excited to announce our fourth annual Spring Fling on the Kings 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 18, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.


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

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Photo Contest
Adult Entry Fee $20 
Kids / Students Free

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All rules and guidelines are listed below. Click Here to download the rules.

Entry Rules and Guidelines:

All pieces must be submitted digitally along with the completed submission form.  Each entrant may submit up to two photographs.  All photography attachments must be at least 1 MB and no larger than 5 MB.


Registration Fee:

Students, in grades K-12 and college, may enter the contest for free.  A donation of $20 for adult and professional entrants helps us in our conservation goals and must accompany the photograph(s).  Payments may be made online.  Please make sure to include the photographer’s name in the comments section.



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 entries 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.

·         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 2023 or 2024 calendar years.

·         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.

·         Any photograph displaying any inappropriate content will be disqualified.

Judging Process:

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


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 (example: 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.



Please contact Kristi Winter, KRC Public Outreach Director, at contact@kingsriverconservancy.

2023 Entries

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Greg and Deb Lapp

Thorburn Family

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