Boom California Summer Photo Contest

Enter the Boom California Summer Photo Contest for a chance to win a UC Press book and have your submission featured on our website and Instagram!


  1. Capture a photo of a spot somewhere in California. It can be anywhere—a popular location, a concealed scenery, or anything in-between.
  2. Share it on Instagram using #BoomCaliforniaSummer and tag us @BoomCalifornia in the photo.
  3. Boom! You’re entered in the contest.*

We accept unlimited entries. Winners will be announced triweekly. The contest ends on August 17, 2018.

*Your account must be public for us to view your submission.


Winners will have their submissions featured here on the Boom California website and on our Instagram @BoomCalifornia. Winners will also receive a copy of one of the following books:

  • Confessions of a Radical Chicano Doo-Wop Singer by Rubén Funkahuatl Guevara


  • The Tide Was Always High by Josh Kun


  • Water and Los Angeles by William F. Deverell and Tom Sitton




Overlooking 4th Lake Bishop, CA | Photo by Tim Wiecek, @wiecek_photo on Instagram

“Some views are intoxicating, this is one of them. The Eastern Sierra is home to uninterrupted scenes like this everywhere you look.” – Tim Wiecek