Photo Contest Rules

Cindy Petrehn Memorial Photo Contest Presented By Canon

Contest closed, you will be able to enter photos starting October 7th.

 Judging by Ken Sklute with Canon's Explorers of Light -

There are five Categories for photo submissions:

  • Kids at Balloon Fiesta Photo Entry
  • Dawn Patrol/Balloon Glow Photo Entry
  • Mass Ascension Photo Entry
  • Special Shape Rodeo Photo Entry
  • AfterGlow Fireworks Photo Entry


  • All entries must be submitted on-line
  • All entries are subject to a $5 entry fee
  • All entries must be a JPEG image with a maximum size of 5 megabytes.
  • We are now allowing more than one entry per category per person! You can enter as many photos as you wish.
  • Photographs MUST be taken from October 7th through 15th, 2017.  Photographs may be of any subject related to the 2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
  • Photo submissions will be accepted October 7th through October 31st.
  • Photographs must be taken and owned by entrant.  Entries become the property of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, Inc. and AIBF will have free reproduction rights.
  • Photos that have been photo shopped will not be considered.
  • Any taxes applicable to the prizes are solely the responsibility of the winners.
  • AIBF employees and their immediate family members are not eligible.
  • Winners will be announced mid-November.


  • Coming soon...

Past Years Winners