2011 Merriewold Morgans Photo Contest

2nd Annual Merriewold Morgans Photo ContestGrab your cameras! Flip through your photos! Join in the fun and win great prizes! A photo contest celebrating the Magnificent Morgan Horse is being held by Merriewold Morgans. Entry is FREE and will be judged by 2 professional Fine Artists. Download Promo Flyer.pdf and/or Download Rules Flyer.pdf

Work will be judged on the following criteria
  • Effectiveness in conveying the beauty or unique character of the Morgan horse
  • Artistic creativity (Unique vision in perspective, action or feeling in the photograph.)
  • Natural theme (We are not looking for conformation shots.)

All entries will be displayed at the Merriewold Media Center Gallery. Prizes will be awarded for the top three images. *You can view all the entries at the Photo Contest Gallery any time during the contest.



1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place
1st Prize - Original watercolor 2nd Prize - Digital Photo Frame 3rd Place prize is a grooming tote
Entera Samy's Camera Merriewold Morgans


  • 1st Place – An Original watercolor of your Morgan by artist, Entera. (*Winner provides reference photos.  $300 approx. value)
  • 2nd Place – A 9″ Digital Photo Frame by Samy’s Camera.  (*$140 approx. value)
  • 3rd Place – A Grooming tote for horse owners from Merriewold Morgans.  (*Embroidered with contest title.  $50 approx. value)

How to Enter:


Submit via email by September 1, 2011, 1-3 of your images in the format stated below in the rules. Submit to: (
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  1. Amateurs only. (‘amateur’ means you do not get paid for your work.)
  2. Morgan horses only. (Horses can be at liberty or under saddle.)
  3. Photography only. No “graphics”, logos or Photoshop-type entries allowed. Minor adjustments such as light/contrast, cropping, etc., is allowed using your favorite graphics/image program.
  4. You may enter up to 3 images.
  5. Entries must be received before September 1, 2011.
  6. Email digital files only. No snailmail entries.
  7. Entries must be .jpg and minimum 400 pixels wide and maximum 600 pixels wide at 72 dpi.
  8. Your full name and photo title must be included in email. Name your file with title of your photo. I.e.,  attachment file: myprettymorgan.jpg


  • April thru September 1, 2011: Entries received.
  • During the month of September:  Winners will be notified by email.
  • October, 2011: Winners announced in the Fall Newsletter issue. *Sign up for our Newsletter here.


  1. Subscription to our Newsletter is not required to enter.
  2. Merriewold Morgans, it’s partners nor sponsors are not responsible for any copyright infringement concerning the entries submitted by you and posted on the http://merriewoldmorgans.com website.
  3. Email submittal of your entries warrants and guarantees that you are the original creator and owner of each entry image.
  4. No monetary award will be afforded in lieu of prizes.
  5. By submitting your entry, you acknowledge and give consent for the display of said images on the http://merriewoldmorgans.com website indefinitely and without monetary consideration. Consent also applies to any winning images that “may” be used in advertising campaigns; media promoting or reporting on the contest for this, or coming years.


Bj. deCastro – Bj. is an award-winning California Fine Artist and owner of deCastro Studios. The studio does work in fine art publishing, photography, videography, graphic arts, promotional product, web development, marketing, advertising and copy writing/editing. All of these creative venues are born from the heart of a true artist. Her paintings can be seen at http://bjdecastro.com

Entera – Entera is an award-winning artist and sculptor. You can purchase a painting, sculpture or contact her for a commission at the website. She draws caricatures at your event, as a gift, party favor, or get cartoon portraits from photographs which you provide. She does decorative work for your home, such as, murals, faux wall effects, etc. Entera also does illustrations in any medium for any occasion. Visit http://entera-theartist.com.


Merriewold Morgans, 1015 Ditmas Way, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420, 805-473-2356

Morgan Sport and Show Horses for the Competitive Owner and Rider. Breeding Stock for the Quality Morgan Breeder. Family and Pleasure Horses for the Morgan Enthusiast.

Samy’s Camera, 614 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, 805-963-7269

At Samy’s Camera, we have all your equipment needs. Plus, we offer a wide range of photographic services, for the professional and amateur alike. From online digital prints, to wide format printing and even professional quality book binding. If it has to do with photography, Samy’s can help. In addition to our finishing services, Samy’s offers several photo classes and workshops.

Entera (See Judges)

Download Promo Flyer.pdf and/or Download Rules Flyer.pdf

Merriewold Morgans Samy's Camera
Entera - the artist





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