RAIL PHOTOGRAPHERS!


UPDATE:
The Friends of the Santa Maria Valley Railroad have decided to extend the Santa Maria Valley Railroad photo contest to November 1, 2022.   Freight traffic is getting back to normal so we should see longer UP haulers going up and down the coast. The Santa Maria Valley Railroad has got the 1801 back in service as well as their newest locomotive 3501. There will be many more photo opportunities as traffic ramps up this fall.

Here's your opportunity to showcase your favorite Santa Maria Valley Railroad photographs and win cash prizes!
First, second, and third place winners will be selected in each of the two categories.
The winning photos will be showcased in the Friends Newsletter.

This year's contest has two categories:
      - Santa Maria Valley Railroad Present
      - Manifest Freight Trains Serving the Santa Maria Valley Railroad

The WINNER in each category receives $100
Second Place in each category receives $50
Third Place in each category receives $25

Submit your photos by November 1.   Winners will be announced in November.

FRIENDS PHOTO CONTEST DETAILS

Photos can only be submitted by the photographer.
Photographers can NOT be employed by the Santa Maria Valley Railroad at the time the photo was taken.
Photos must be in JPG digital format.

One photo can be submitted in each category:
      - Santa Maria Valley Railroad Present
      - Manifest Freight Trains Serving the Santa Maria Valley Railroad
You must designate which category each photo is submitted for.

Photos must be submitted by November 1, 2022.
Winners will be announced in November.
First, second, and third place winners will be selected in each category with winners receiving $100, $50, and $25 respectively.

We WILL NOT post your photos online without your permission. We will showcase the winning photos via screen share during a Friends Zoom meeting in October. The winners will also be published in our Winter Newsletter.

Please submit your photos (in JPG format) by email to info@friends-smvrr.org. Due to possible email size restrictions, please submit each photo in a separate email to insure delivery. We will acknowledge receipt of each photo submission via email -- if you do not receive an acknowledgement within 7 days, please reach out to us and/or resubmit.