The contest is open to anyone and everyone who lives, works or attends school in Pleasanton, San Ramon, Danville, Alamo or Blackhawk. Categories for entries are People, Pets and Animals, and Tri-Valley Images. The winners of the three categories from both the Youth (16 and younger) and Adult divisions will get to enjoy prizes and some artistic fame.
Digital photos only will be accepted. Submissions must be in jpeg format, from 1MB to 3MB in size, and submitted to the Pleasanton Weekly by Sept. 27, 2013, along with an entry form and entry fee for each submission. Entry fee is $15 for adults and $5 for youths. The photographs must have been taken in the past five years, and must be original.
Submissions will be judged by three local professional photographers: Sue Evans of Photography by Sue Evans; Gina Reuschel-Coomber of Fireboxgirl Photography; and Christina Gray of Bella Luna Studios.
Winners will be notified by Oct. 18 and invited to a reception celebrating their achievements.
For more information or an entry form, go to www.pleasantonweekly.com/photo_contest.
Sponsors for the contest are Richard's Arts and Crafts in Livermore and Alamo, and The Frame Company and Art Gallery in Dublin.