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City Invites Local Photographers to Compete in Quarterly Photo Contest

photowinnersp2012Do you enjoy capturing those special family moments with your point-and-shoot? Are you an amateur photographer who enjoys sharing your view of the world through your camera lens? If so, the City of Santa Clarita photo contest may be just the thing for you. There is still time to submit your favorite snapshots of life in Santa Clarita. The summer contest is currently underway, and new submissions must be received by June 30 to qualify for one of three cash prizes.

(Pictured right is the winning photo for the 2012 spring contest, submitted by Kristin Conrad.)

“Community photographers are encouraged to submit pictures that showcase fun activities residents enjoy in Santa Clarita,” said Mayor Frank Ferry. “Whether it’s hiking, a stroll along your favorite street, a visit to the Aquatics Center or picnicking at a local park, the City is always looking for photos that depict the high quality of life in Santa Clarita through the eyes of our own residents.”


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Photo submissions must represent events, activities, nature, or daily life in Santa Clarita. The photo contest is divided into six submission categories: environment, architecture, people portraits, community life, altered images with artistic value and photographs illustrating community issues. Regardless of skill level, all community members are encouraged participate.

Winning photographs will be displayed online at Santa-Clarita.com and in City publications such as Seasons Magazine. Winning photographers will receive photo credit as well as cash prizes, $300 for first place, $150 for second and $50 for third. City staff will judge photographs based on the best representation within each category.

Participants must first join the Santa Clarita Photo contest group for free here. All photos are to be submitted to the Santa Clarita Photo Contest Flickr group here.

If your photo does not win this time, there is always the opportunity to enter the fall competition, which runs between July 1 and September 30.

For more information, please visit the City website or call (661)259-2489.