Entry deadline: May 17, 2024

Entries exhibited: June 14-23, 2024

Entry pick-up: June 26, 2024

Entry return mail: July 2, 2024

Please include return postage for return mailing. Mailed entries without return postage will not be returned.

  1. Digital Images
  2. Print – Colour
  3. Print – Monochrome

For each category

First Place$100
Second Place$75
Third Place$50
Honourable Mention (four per category)$20

Special Awards

Either print or digital, based on entries

Red River Ex Award of Excellence$100
Best Image of Manitoba$25
Best Best Nature Image$25
Best Domestic Pet Image$25
Best Action Image$25

Special Recognition

The Canadian Association will be presenting a Gold Medal for the overall High Aggregate score of all three categories.

It Made You Smile Award: $75 in Print Category. $75 in Projected Image Category.

Awarded by the Warner family of Winnipeg in memory of their son, Steve, an avid photographer.

General Rules

  1. Entry is restricted to Manitobans.
  2. The theme is OPEN. You may choose any subject matter to photograph. However, the Exhibition reserves the right to refuse any entry it deems inappropriate for the Exhibition audience.
  3. Up to four images can be entered in each category (colour, monochrome, digital).
  4. Photos that have previously been entered in this salon are not eligible.
  5. All possible care will be taken with photos, but the Exhibition cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage to the photos while in storage or on display.
  6. The Exhibition reserves the right to reproduce any entries for publicity purposes.
  7. Any image generated by artificial intelligence (AI) without any image captured by the entrant is not eligible.

Print Rules

  1. Entries may be colour or monochrome (having a singular tone or hue throughout, such as sepia). Black and white prints with selective colour (i.e. – red lips and everything else black and white) will be classified as colour.
  2. Prints may be submitted unmounted or mounted on flat cardboard or foam core to a maximum thickness of ¼”.
  3. Aluminum prints, framed prints, or prints mounted on a stretcher frame are not eligible.
  4. Your name or print title must not appear on the front of the photograph or mat.
  5. All prints must include the following information on the back: your name, address, and print title.
  6. Print size:
    Rectangular: minimum 8″x10″ (print only) to a maximum 16″x20″ (print or print plus mat).
    Panorama: minimum width 10″ (print only) to a maximum 20″ (print or print plus mat).
    Square: minimum 10″x10″ (print only) to a maximum 16″x16″ (print or print plus mat).

Digital Rules

  1. Digital images may be taken with a regular camera, smartphone or tablet.
  2. The images must be in .jpg format and sRGB colour space. Images must not exceed 1600 pixels in width and 1200 pixels in height. File size should not exceed 2 MB.
  3. Entries may be colour or monochrome.

2024 Photo Salon Entry Form

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Step 1: Your Information

The Red River Exhibition Association will take every precaution to safeguard any exhibitor’s property while such property in the Association’s care and custody. The Association assumes no responsibility for loss, damage or injury of any kind and however caused to any exhibit or exhibitor. The Association, its officers, directors, employees and volunteer workers are released by the entrants/exhibitors from any liability. The Association reserves the right to refuse any entry.

Step 2: Upload Photos / Titles

Digital Projected Image - Max. 4 images

Please Note:

The file size should be 1600 PX wide for horizontal ( landscape ) or 1200 PX high for vertical ( portrait ) images and not to exceed 2 MB. Images that exceed these dimensions will automatically be resized. Images must be in JPEG format and SRGB colour space.
Max. file size: 2 MB.
Max. file size: 2 MB.
Max. file size: 2 MB.
Max. file size: 2 MB.

Print Categories

Click this link to download a copy of the brochure for full details.

For the categories below, please include the titles of the photos you are mailing in or hand delivering. This way we will be able to match your online list with your photos.

All mailed in and hand delivered entries must be accompanied by a completed entry form.

Photos in the following two categories must be mailed or hand delivered to:

Red River Exhibition Association 3977 Portage Avenue Winnipeg, MB R3K ZE8

* Please include return postage for return mailing. Mailed entries without return postage will not be returned.*

If you are not using this feature, continue on to STEP 3.

Monochrome Print Category - Max. 4 images

Colour Print Category - Max. 4 images

Step 3: Review

Review all information above to ensure it is correct, then proceed to STEP 4.

Step 4: Shipping ( if necessary )

The Red River Ex Photo Salon is happy to return your entries to you, however, you are responsible for return postage.

Please visit a post office, purchase pre paid stamps and include them in your package.
Upon completion of the contest we will use your prepaid postage to send back your items.

Step 5: Submit

Please note: The uploading process may take a few minutes depending on the file size and the speed of your internet connection.

You will be redirected to a confirmation page and an auto reply will be sent to your email address when your entry has been successfully received.
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.