Our vision is be San Diego’s dynamic place to go to learn about each other, reflect on our place in the world, and build a better community. To honor this, SDMoM would like to announce its very first Tower Photo Contest!

Do you fly frequently and see the Tower as a “welcome home” beacon? Do the resonant chimes elicit fond memories with a loved one? Do you find comfort in the solid presence of this iconic, 100-year-old structure? Take a photo of the Tower that conveys something about you or an experience you’ve had and share it with us and your fellow San Diegans.

How to Enter

Submit your photograph online HERE between August 30, 2012 and December 31, 2012, at 11:59 PM Pacific Time (UTC-8:00).

Follow the instructions and complete a separate entry form for each photo submitted. Photographs must be in a .jpeg, or .jpg format. A final print resolution of at least 300 dpi is recommended. 

All contact information will be kept private and separate from your submitted photograph. No submissions will be accepted through the mail or through any means other than the on-line submission through SDMoM website.


The 5 most creative photos will receive free membership for a year to SDMoM so they can enjoy exhibits, programs, and special events all year long. Winners also will have their photographs featured on this webpage, on social media, and in the SDMoM Member Newsletter. 


Judging will be conducted by a panel of local photographic and artistic professionals. Winning contestants and selected finalists will be announced on the SDMoM website and social media, and contacted via e-mail. Please do not contact us about the status of entries. This contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. SDMoM reserves the right to cancel the contest or modify these rules at its discretion. Winners are responsible for paying any taxes they may owe on a prize. Decisions of SDMoM are final.


By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest.

A model release (click here for the form) must be secured for any recognizable person. Photographs that infringe on copyright or another’s personal rights are not eligible. Photographs that have won any prizes in any other contests are not eligible. SDMoM will determine winners’ eligibility.

All contestants grant SDMoM a fully paid up, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or subsequently developed, for any educational, promotional, publicity, exhibition, archival, scholarly and all other standard SDMoM purposes (collectively “Materials”). Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit as feasible. The Museum of Man will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.

All contestants agree that they are not entitled to any compensation or any other thing for the SDMoM’s use or disposition of the Materials.

All contestants agree to release SDMoM from any and all liability arising from or related to the development, production, distribution, sale, license, use or other disposition of the Materials.

All contestants represent to SDMoM that any photograph submitted is their original work product and that no other third party has any claims to such photograph and hereby release and discharge SDMoM and any of its affiliates, and their respective employees, agents, licensees, successors and assigns from any and all claims, demands or causes of actions that they have or may have in the future for libel, defamation, invasion of privacy, or right of publicity, infringement of copyright or trademark, or violation of any other right arising out of or relating to any utilization of the rights granted under the contest rules.