San Francisco Bay International Photo Show
Enter for a chance to win cash awards and have your work selected by our distinguished jury for the signature exhibit of the San Francisco Bay Month of Photography
  • $3,000 in cash awards
  • Put your work in front of influential jurors
  • Gold Award winners featured in a gallery exhibit throughout the Month of Photography and showcased at the celebration reception
  • Gold and Silver Award winners featured in Bokeh Bokeh Photo
  • Portfolio Award winners receive solo features in Bokeh Bokeh Photo
By entering the competition you
agree to the terms in the FAQ


The theme is open, all genres and styles are welcome


The competition is open to everyone, worldwide


May 10, 2018, midnight (Pacific Time)


1st Place:
2nd Place:
3rd Place:
Gold Medal Awards

Gallery exhibit during the Month of Photography and at celebration reception. Featured in Bokeh Bokeh Photo online magazine.
Silver Medal Awards

Electronic display at celebration reception. Featured in Bokeh Bokeh Photo online magazine.
Portfolio Awards

Solo feature in Bokeh Bokeh Photo online magazine with artist statement and bio.


Registration is $10 (USD) per image. You can enter with a single image. Entries with 6 or more images will also be considered for Portfolio Awards. All submitted images are eligible for prize and medal awards.

Printing and framing

To make participation easier, Gold Medal Award winners have the option of having us print and frame the work for a modest fee.


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Debra Klomp Ching
Owner/Director, Klompching Gallery
Mrs Ching has been curating and writing about photography since the 1980s, has judged several notable photography awards, and is a seasoned portfolio reviewer. As a private consultant, she provides creative and professional advice to fine art photographers and to collectors of contemporary photography.
Aline Smithson
Founder and Editor, Lenscratch
Photographic artist, educator, and founder and editor of Lenscratch, a daily journal on photography. She has been published widely, with over 40 solo exhibitions around the globe. Aline is a reviewer and educator at many photo festivals across the United States.
David Garnick
Founder and Editor, Bokeh Bokeh Photo
David produces, directs, and judges international photography competitions and is a portfolio reviewer. His fine art photography is held in public, corporate, and private collections. He founded the San Francisco Bay Month of Photography, a celebration of the art and craft of photography.