The Lodi Community Art Center presents a new photography event for Lodi.


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Photograph Lodi: 24 Hour Window 12 AM-11:59 PM on May 11

Submit Digital Entries: Deadline May 18

Accepted Entries Announced: May 21

Deliver Framed Photos : Saturday June 1– Sunday June 2 12 PM – 5 PM

Photos on Display: June 5 – June 28

Awards Ceremony and Reception: Friday June 7, 6 PM – 8:30 PM

Pick Up Unsold Photos: June 29 & 30

Judge: Sam Shaw, FPSA, MPSA | website

Sam received an Associates of Arts degree from Merced College, a Bachelors of Science degree, major in Mathematics and minor in Physics from California State College Stanislaus, and a Masters degree in Mathematics with emphasis on Computer Science from California State College Stanislaus. He has been interested in photography since high school. Joined the Modesto Camera Club and Photographic Society of America (PSA) in 1993, and started international competitions in 1995 and currently has 3000 acceptances.

Sam has been active in the Modesto and Merced Camera Clubs, the San Joaquin Council, the Gold Rush Chapter and PSA. He started the Gold Rush International Exhibition in 2010 and was the General Chairman for several years. Sam has produced programs on Digital Imaging, Color topics, Travel destinations, Nature and Photojournalism, these have been shown at local travel and service groups, camera clubs, Gold Rush Chapter, Foto-Clave and the PSA International Conference. The PSA Journal honored Sam in the Distinctive Image article in September 2009 and he has had two articles published in the Journal. He has four magazine covers, three for the PSA Journal and one for the Northwest Public Power Bulletin.

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  1. Greater Lodi*

  2. Downtown Lodi*

  3. Lodi Wineries*

  4. Heritage District*

  5. Collage (collection of photos from any categories in one image)

*Boundaries map below


  • $150 - Best in Show

  • $75 - 1st Place in Each Category

  • $50 - 2nd Place in Each Category

  • $25 - 3rd Place in Each Category


The Youth Category encompasses the entire area within Greater Lodi on the map below.


  • $75 - 1st Place in Each Category

  • $50 - 2nd Place in Each Category

  • $25 - 3rd Place in Each Category

  • Ribbon - Honorable Mention

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