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Theme: Animals

Inspired by the San Diego Zoo’s 100th anniversary, the 2016 Youth Exhibition will focus on the theme of animals. Share your interpretation of the theme through photography or video!

If you were an animal- which would you be? How would you see the world? How are animals important to your community? What do animals mean to you?


All Students:

  • ONE entry per student

  • Students in grades K-12 (ages 5-18)

  • Students must be residents of San Diego County or Tijuana

  • Artwork must be created within the 2015-16 school year

  • Entries can be created by any means of photographic arts including photography (digital photography, film photography, photo collage, polaroid, cyanotype, mixed media, three dimensional) and video

  • All submissions must be original artwork, but may borrow images (for example, a collage made of magazine photos)

Video Submissions:

  • Videos must not exceed 2 minutes

  • Videos may be submitted with a link to a website* containing the video (youtube, vimeo, etc.) or by uploading the video as a file attachment- file must be under 25MB to upload*

Photography Submissions:

  • Digital Photographs: submit the digital file

  • Non-digital Artwork (mixed media, collage, film photo, etc): submit a photograph of the artwork*

  • File size requirements:

    • Longest side of photo must be between 2400 px - 4800 px*

    • File must be no more than 25MB*
*See FAQ page (on top bar) for information on resizing files, photographing artwork, and uploading videos to vimeo.​​

To Submit Artwork:

1. Register as a "User" by clicking on the green "+ Register" button at the top right of this screen. (Users may be: the student artist, a parent/guardian, or a teacher.)
2. Make sure your submission meets the eligibility criteria above
3. Submit a maximum of ONE artwork per student
4. Include accurate contact info with your submission so we can contact you regarding the exhibition!


All artworks will be reviewed by a panel of jurors in May, 2016. All registered users will be notified of juried status in June, 2016. 


Visit the FAQ page (on top bar) for more information including:

How can this year's theme be interpreted? What is an artist statement? How do I resize my photos to meet the size requirements?


Please email or call 619.238.7559 x229