California Professional Firefighters

CPF Photo Contest 2012

Todd Lando won 1st Place for capturing this photo last year.  

Give Us Your Best Shot!

Enter CPF's Photo Contest
for a Chance to Win Cool Cash Prizes!

First Place: $1,500
Second Place: $1,000
Third Place: $500

Every year, California Professional Firefighters takes a moment to celebrate the heroic images that honor the noble profession of firefighting. Share your unique view of the front lines and you could be awarded $1,500! Photos must be submitted by DECEMBER 31, 2012 to be eligible.


Please send your entries by:

EMAIL: Email your photos to

MAIL: Mail original photos to California Professional Firefighters, 1780 Creekside Oaks, Sacramento, CA 95833

FTP: You can connect to the FTP server using any standard FTP Client such as FTPVoyager, WSFTP, or CuteFTP. To connect using your FTP Client use the settings below:

FTP Host:
Username: contest
Password: contest

If you do not have an FTP client you can purchase or download a FREE trial copy through, FETCH or FileZilla.


1. Contest is open to all active/retired members of California Professional Firefighters (CPF), California Fire Photographers Association (CFPA), professional photographer associations and all "fire enthusiasts" based in California.

2. Entries will be judged on originality, technical quality, and artistic merit.

3. Submissions may be either as digital images (preferred) or as a photo print. Photocopies or laser-printed images are not eligible.

4. Digital photos must be high-resolution (at least 300 dpi). .

5. Aside from basic exposure adjustments, photos may not be altered or enhanced.

6. Each entry submitted must include: Full name, home addresss, daytime phone number, fire department and local union or other affiliation.

7. Prints and CDs will be returned only if a self-addressed stamped envelope with correct postage is included with them. CPF is not responsible if photos are damaged or lost.

8. By entering the contest, you are giving CPF the exclusive right to use the materials for its publications, political material and other official purposes. A credit line will not be given.

9. CPF has the right to reproduce any and all entries in its publications and other materials.

10. Photographs submitted must have been taken in California.


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