Bridgeport Ranch

2018 Eastern Sierra Photography Jamboree Registration

Register for our photographer event on September 15th, 2018.

Choose Your Entries by Category

Ranching & Western Life

Wildlife, Hunting & Fishing

Nature & Landscape

Rules and Information

The Eastern Sierra Photography Jamboree aims to celebrate and capture the splendor, history and life of the region in and surrounding the Bridgeport valley. Open to all photographers, regardless of their skill level or equipment used, we encourage you to enter as many categories as you wish.

Bodie - Pictures to be taken in Bodie. Can be of any image with the intent to showcase the historic mining town
Ranching & Western Life - Pictures can include anything associated with ranching or western life, from branding to a cookout, from bucking bulls to calving cows, cowboys and cowgirls. With the intention of capturing the splendor, hard work and history of the ranching and western life
Wildlife, Hunting, Fishing - Pictures can include wildlife or the hunter, in order to showcase the spirit of the wild and/or the hunt itself
Nature & Landscape - Pictures can include micro or macro shots featuring landscapes, outdoor scenes, nature images, sunsets, and farms/ranches - to name a few. These images showcase nature in all her splendor

Entry Fee
There is an entry fee of $15 per entry, per category.

Prizes and Awards
Per category
• 1st prize - $200
• 2nd prize - $100
• 3rd prize - $50
• Blue ribbon photos to be exhibited in Bridgeport Courthouse for 12 months/until 2019 Photographers Jamboree
• Photos are for sale - can be replaced once sold (must be same photograph and same price)
• Winning Photos (1st, 2nd, 3rd) in each category featured on Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce web site for sale
• Winning Photos (1st, 2nd, 3rd) in each category featured on Bridgeport Ranch web site for sale

Many thanks to our generous sponsors for making this competition possible, and providing support for our competition categories:
Bodie Foundation:
Within these parks we strive to provide a consistent stream of funding to the California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) to provide for the stabilization of structures, conservation of artifacts, ongoing maintenance program, interpretation, and protection of natural resources.

Centennial Ranch:
Located in the pristine Bridgeport Valley on the east slope of the Central Sierra Nevada, the historic 6,350-acre Centennial Ranch is one of the last remaining undeveloped mountain valleys in California. The Centennial Ranch contains the largest wetland complex along the Eastern Sierra, created largely through irrigation. One of the earliest ranches in the valley it has been utilized for livestock production for 150 years and now provides beef almost exclusively to Harris Ranch.

Fishin’ Mission Foundation:
The Fishin' Mission Foundation's goal is to raise money, through the contributions of it's members as well as the contributions of others, for assistance with a variety of needs in the community of Bridgeport, California. The initial focus of the FMF will be related to scholarships and fish enhancement projects, but as we raise more funds our ability to expand our assistance will increase proportionately. In small communities like Bridgeport, access to this type of funding is usually very limited, and we will strive to build trust and support, and to provide financial assistance, wherever we can.

Hunewill Ranch:
Hunewill Ranch- Bridgeport, CA - for a high quality, all inclusive, Horseback Vacation in a breathtaking setting. Suited to families, singles, and couples. Northeast of Yosemite National Park- 2 hours south of Reno, NV.

Knight Consulting:
Knight Consulting provides clients with outsourced staff, ongoing strategic advice, workplace productivity studies, lease portfolio administration, construction management, telecommunications, IT procurement and installation, security system design and installation, furniture purchasing and installation, move coordination, tailored design and bid development and processing at all levels - local, national and international.

Silver Maple Inn:
We offer visitors an affordable lodging choice in a serene and relaxing setting. The Silver Maple Inn has a park-like setting, perfect for relaxing after a day of fishing, horseback riding, hiking and other activities. This is the ideal location for a family outing or a romantic getaway.

Walker River Lodge:
Right in the heart of the California's beautiful Eastern Sierra, you can select one of the many suites at the lodge that face the scenic East Walker River, or one of the spacious two bedroom family apartments, as well as king and queen sized beds available to accommodate every traveler. Come and enjoy the quiet serenity of our Eastern Sierra landscape which has much to offer you and your family.

Competition Rules
By entering the Competition, You hereby accept these Competition Rules and the Terms and Conditions. The Eastern Sierra Photography Jamboree is open to all Photographers, amateur and professional.

All entrants must be over 18.

Entry registration and entry fees must be submitted by 12.59:59pm (PMT) on Friday, August 31st, 2018.

All entries should be printed and a minimum of 8”x10”.

All entries must be framed.

You may enter up to 3 (three) pictures per category.

All entries must be on display at Bridgeport Ranch, 68 Twin Lakes Road, Bridgeport, CA 93517 by 9am latest on Saturday, September 15th, 2018.

All entries will be displayed for viewing and judging at Bridgeport Ranch, 68 Twin Lakes Road, Bridgeport, CA on Saturday 15th, 2018 between 10am and 4pm.

All category prize winners must provide a high quality, electronic version of their photographs for featuring on the Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce and Bridgeport Ranch websites. To be provided on the day of the competition or emailed to

All entrants understand that the category sponsors may provide an alternate prize, equal or greater than the monetary value of the published prize money. The winning entrant has the choice to receive the monetary prize or offered alternate prize.

As long as the subject matter fits, the following kinds of images can be categorized in any of the above categories - we do not separate the contest entries based on the following criteria: • Digitally manipulated images
• Black and white images
• Humorous photos vs. "serious" photos
• Photos by professionals
• Photos by amateurs
• Photos taken with a digital camera
• Photos taken with a smartphone or other device

Note on Digital Manipulation:
Although digitally manipulated entries are allowed, we ask that you note the digital techniques used to create the picture in the description of your photo. The judges do not discriminate against digital images but do appreciate when the contestant openly shares that such digital editing has occurred.

These categories are intended to help you enjoy the photo contest. They are not written in stone and are considered suggestions more than rules. We reserve the right to determine when a photo fits or does not fit into a particular category.

By entering the Competition, you agree and acknowledge that Bridgeport Ranch and the Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce are permitted to receive your registration data. All personal information will only be used in relation to the Eastern Sierra Photography Jamboree.

The decision of the Judges and Bridgeport is final and no negotiation will be entered into with respect to any such decision.

You may enter a maximum of 3 images per competition category.

Bridgeport Ranch reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and remove any entry that does not comply with the following requirements, even after the entry is submitted on the Website. You warrant and represent, in respect of each entry submitted by you (“Entry”), as follows:
• You are the sole owner and author of each Entry.
• You have the right to make Your entry available to the Competition.
• Each Entry does not contain personally identifiable information about you or any other person(s).
• Each Entry does not contain any infringing, threatening, false, misleading, abusive, harassing,
libelous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic or profane content.
• Each Entry does not contain any material that could constitute or encourage conduct, which would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law.
• Each Entry does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property rights of any third person or entity, or violate any person’s rights of privacy or publicity, and Your Entry does not include:
• Trademarks owned by third parties
• Copyrighted materials owned by third parties (including movie dialogue or musical compositions)
• Names, likenesses, voices or other characteristics identifying celebrities or other public figures, living or dead
• Entries which contain any commercial content that promotes any product or service
• Entries containing screen credits

You agree to fully indemnify Bridgeport Ranch in respect of all royalties, fees and any other monies owing to any person by reason of Your breaching any of the foregoing.

You confirm that each person depicted in the Entry has granted permission to be portrayed as shown. Any costumes, props or other materials used must be rented or borrowed with the permission of the owner, and all other relevant permissions must have been obtained.

Bridgeport Ranch may run a rating process on the day whereby members of the public may vote for a favorite photograph. If there is sufficient evidence (in Bridgeport Ranch’s sole discretion) to suggest malpractice and manipulation of the rating process, then Bridgeport Ranch has the right to remove the relevant Entry or Entries and, if necessary, award the prize to a different contestant.

Bridgeport Ranch recognizes You, the author of the image, retain full ownership of the copyright in each Entry.

All entrants understand that any image submitted to the competition may be used by Bridgeport Ranch, and its Event Partners, for marketing and promotional purposes of You the author and the event only, for a maximum of three years after the awards ceremony in September 2018. You hereby grant Bridgeport Ranch a non-exclusive, irrevocable license in each Entry for one year in all media for any use connected to the promotion of You the author and the High Sierra Photography Jamboree event and/or competition, including, but not limited too:
(a) judging the Competition
(b) displaying the winning entries and runners up at public exhibitions promoting Bridgeport Ranch and organized by Bridgeport Ranch
(c) inclusion within the Website, Social Media, or similar
(d) inclusion within any materials promoting of the Competition and / or any exhibition organized by Bridgeport Ranch, in the promotion of the Bridgeport Ranch
(e) inclusion on Competition- and exhibition-related products to be sold by the Bridgeport Ranch or any third party following the individual agreement by the author
(f) allowing viewers of the Website to view images on a computer screen, PDA or mobile telephone and store such pages in electronic form on disk or on a PDA or mobile telephone (but not on any server or other storage device connected to a network) for their personal, non-commercial use only. Please also refer to clause 9.

All entrants understand that the image information, including image name and description, may be shared with Event partners and media per above clauses. For the avoidance of doubt the “image information” does not include any personal information of You the author.

Any photograph used by Bridgeport Ranch shall carry a credit line. Any failure to provide such credit line shall not be deemed to be a breach, as long as Bridgeport Ranch uses its reasonable endeavors to rectify such failure within a reasonable period from the date of notice of such failure.

You acknowledge that it is your responsibility for protecting any Entry against image misuse by any third party, for example, but not limited to the insertion of a watermark. Bridgeport Ranch and its Event Partners assume no responsibility and are not liable for any image misuse.

Bridgeport Ranch assumes no responsibility for any incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Competition, and Bridgeport Ranch assumes no responsibility for technical, hardware or software failure of any kind, for lost network connections, garbled computer transmissions, other problems or technical malfunctions with regard to the Competition. Bridgeport Ranch assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, corruption, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alteration of Entries. Bridgeport Ranch is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail addressed to Bridgeport Ranch on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the internet or any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to Your or any other person's computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the Competition. If for any reason a contestant’s entry cannot be viewed or is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or technical failures, Bridgeport Ranch assumes no responsibility.

In no event will Bridgeport Ranch, its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries and related companies, Event Partners, its advertising or promotion agencies, or its officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives or agents be responsible or liable for any damages or losses of any kind, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or punitive damages arising out of any contestant’s entry into the Competition and display of their images. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, everything in the competition or later applied to the Bridgeport Ranch and Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce on the Websites is provided "as is", without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for purpose or use or non-infringement. You agree to participate in related publicity and to the use of Your name and likeness for the purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity without additional compensation.

Winners will be announced on the day of the competition.