Photo & Youth Art ContestS Information

2024 Annual DIGITAL Photography Contest

The Photo Contest is sponsored by the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona Amateur Committee and Tempe Camera Repair.  Contest dates are October 15, 2023 through Monday, January 15, 2024. All uploads must be submitted by 11:59PM MST on January 15, 2024. Voting for all categories will be open from January 26, 2024 through February 16, 2024. Winners will be announced on the AHAA website and Facebook page by Friday, February 23,2024.

This contest is open to ALL AGES and is a great way for amateur photographers to share their Arabian horse images to an international community of horse lovers. Get inspired and share your passion of photography and Arabian horses!

Photographs taken of the Arabian Horse, or Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian, that captures the moment in the following categories: “Beautiful Arabian”, “Clowning Around”, “Horse and Buddy”, and “That’s My Baby”.  

Submission Rules:

·  Your photo can be in color or black and white
·  Maximum file size: 10 MB
·  A caption for your photograph must be included
·  Photographs submitted MUST be by amateur photographers 
  (amateur is defined as a person who has never sold their photographs for profit)
·  Only one submission per person for each category
ALL photography entries must be uploaded by Monday, January 15, 2024

Review: Each entry will be reviewed prior to posting on contest website.

: Winners are determined by how well the entry illustrates each category as well as the quality and composition of the image. Voting for all categories will be open from January 26, 2024 through February 16, 2024.

Winners: Champion and Reserve Champion for each category will be announced on the AHAA website and Facebook page by Friday, February 23, 2024.

Awards: Each category will have a $200 prize payout, Champion - $125, Reserve Champion- $75 and 1 (one) Grand Prize overall winner will be awarded $200. Winners will be notified via email, prize money checks will be mailed out by March 15, 2024.

All digital photographs will be on a TV displayed during the Scottsdale Arabian Horse show at the Amateur Committee booth.

The Arabian Horse Association of Arizona reserves the right to use the photography entries in future for advertising and promotion. Anyone who submits a photo automatically grants AHAA permission to utilize and publish photos. No written release is required for AHAA to use or publish these photos in their promotional material. No other business unless authorized by AHAA shall profit from the sale of images or merchandise from the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show. 

Contact the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona for more information at

Special Thank You

to our Digital Photography Contest Sponsor Tempe Camera Repair for sponsoring the prize money for this contest!

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Youth Art Contest Official Rules
Youth Art Contest Entry Form

Official Rules

“Arabian Horses Making a Difference in the Community” must depict elements of the Arabian Horse whose history is rich both locally and internationally. Books, Videos, the Internet, and various other mediums can be used by the students to gain insight and ideas into the Arabian Horse.

Final Entries

Finished size (with mat) can be no larger than 11”x14” (5”x7” fits an 8”x10” mat, 8.5”x11” fits a9”x12” or 11”x14” mat)
Submitted entries MUST be matted with white mat board.
Each entry MUST have a hole in the upper left and right corners for hanging purposes.
ALL Artwork is due at the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona office by Friday, January 26, 2024.


A NON-SMUDGE medium is encouraged; tempera paint, watercolor, crayon, magic marker, printmaking, and mixed media are all welcome. We encourage the students to explore style, content and expression.

Art Work Delivery

Please deliver artwork by Friday, January 26, 2024 to the Arabian Horse Association office. Be sure that the Official Entry Form is complete.

Arabian Horse Association of Arizona - 15455 N Greenway-Hayden Loop C-18, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm

Upon delivery of the artwork, you will receive:

- One T-shirt for each Art Contest entrant
- Two free one day passes for the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show for each entrant’s parent to attend and two two-for-one tickets to invite family and friends.
- Two free one day passes for art teacher who supported their class involvement
- 10 two-for-one tickets for school staff


The panel is composed of professionals who work in the art field, dignitaries, and representatives in the Arabian horse industry. Judging will take place during the show.


All students who enter the Art Contest will receive an Art Contest T-Shirt from the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona, please make sure the t-shirt type and size is circled. Winners will be announced, and awards presented with photos on Sunday, February 25, 2023 from 11:00 am to11:30 am. Winners in each age division will be awarded as follows: Champion, Reserve Champion and Top Ten winners (10 ribbons per division). Age categories will be as follows:

Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Students are asked to wear their Art Contest T-shirts for photos.

11-16-23 - Champions will receive a $25 gift certificate to Blick Art Materials