Gaviota Coast
Photo Contest

Capturing the best of the Gaviota Coast Experience Submit Photos
Share your best shots before May 1st. Photos must be taken in the designated area. See map below
Contest proceeds fund construction of the Baron Ranch Trail on the Gaviota Coast in California

Jury Award
Best of Show

What would you do
with a $1000 Gift Card
Compliments of

Jury Award
First in Category

Landscape Recreation Wildlife Close-up Only in Gaviota

People’s Choice Award
Show Favorite

Boreas Aperture Pack
35-liter capacity technical daypack loaded with features for all-day photo adventures. This pack is equipped with the Bootlegger Modular Suspension, a removable camera insert and a packable rain cover. See video for design details
Compliments of

Boreas Aperture Pack

About the Contest

The goal of this competition is capturing significant moments that evoke the feel and mood along the Gaviota Coast in California. Images will be shared with community members via the online gallery for the contest and at an awards ceremony and reception in June, 2017. Copies of the winning photographs will be auctioned off to raise funds to complete the realigned and extended Baron Ranch Trail traversing 3 miles through the Baron Ranch – the realigned trail scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2017.


Share your best shots showing images photographed in Gaviota Coast or directly adjacent—beaches, mountains, etc., before midnight (PST) on May 1, 2017. Judging in May is by arts and photography professionals and community leaders who will select images for best of show in these five categories.

  • Landscape
  • Recreation
  • Wildlife
  • Close-up
  • Only in Gaviota

Reception and Awards

We will have a reception and exhibit on June 21, 2017 and the winners will be announced. Tickets are $10/person at the door and available online. A free beverage is included in the price of admission.

Wednesday, June 21
5:30pm to 7:00pm
Impact Hub Funk Zone
10 E. Yanonali Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Winners will be provided one free ticket to the event.

Here's How It Works

  • You always maintain the rights to your submissions.
  • By entering the contest you accept the terms of use (some use rights will be conveyed
    to Trails Council for promotional and fundraising use)
  • Peoples Choice Vote from April 15th until May 1, 2017.
  • Share photos showing people, places, and things along the Gaviota Coast that inspire you.
  • Judged based on creativity, originality and in accordance to the theme.
  • Entry fee: $20 for up to 10 images
  • Total prize value of $3,000
The Santa Barbara County Trails Council is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
All donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.
Our Federal Identification Number (EIN) is 95-2496099.
© 2017 Santa Barbara County Trails Council