Brooks Photo Contest Details

The Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau (VVCB) loves to promote local artists who are passionate about their community. We are excited to offer photo contests for Brooks Institute students and alumni that will allow artists-in-training to share their talents and foster their success. Contests take place each semester and contest submission details are posted at the beginning of the semester. Submissions are published on our website and social media channels where contestants’ talent will be showcased to an audience of over 40,000 people!

Contest Guidelines


All currently enrolled Brooks Institute students and alumni are eligible to participate.


The next contest deadline is March 21, 2016.

What to enter

Photographers may submit content featuring Ventura under different categories: lifestyle, urban life, outdoor adventure, history and culture, and hidden gems. We encourage you to identify the most scenic spots in Ventura, places where visual magic happens.

How to enter

Please email submissions to by the contest deadline. Emails must have your full name in the subject line and specify accreditation requests in the body including preferred accreditation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. File size max. 25mb. File type Jpg, Raw or Tiff


All submissions will be subject to public voting for one week after the submission deadline. The two submissions with the most votes will win first and second prize accordingly.


Winners will be announced on our website and social media once voting closes a week after the submission deadline. Winners will also be promptly contacted to pick up their prizes!


All contestants can look forward to exposure via our website and social media channels to an audience of over 40,000!

First place winners will receive two tickets to the Channel Islands where nature provides an amazing backdrop for scenic and wildlife photo/film opportunities, courtesy of Island Packers and the Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau.

Second place winners will receive original Ventura beach towels.

Your rights

Winners grant the Ventura Visitors & Convention Bureau a non-exclusive right to reproduce the winners works in all media, including social media, for a period of two years. No third party rights are granted and image maker retains all copyright. All usage will feature proper credit to image maker and Brooks Institute.


Please send any contest-related questions to Mike at

Last Contest Winner: Kevin Ragsdale