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Original post made on Aug 15, 2013

The Pleasanton Weekly is on the hunt for the next Ansel Adams, the next Annie Leibovitz, or just the next person who points a camera and shoots something remarkable. If you have an eye -- and a camera to go with it -- enter the 2013 Tri-Valley Photo Contest.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, August 15, 2013, 7:35 AM


Posted by photobug, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 15, 2013 at 8:15 am

$15 a picture to enter????? Is the money going to some charitable organization? I hope so.

Posted by Salchicha Grande, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 15, 2013 at 8:38 am

I am really jazzed about this contest. I am going to take my inspiration from Carlos Danger!

Posted by Dave, a resident of Birdland
on Aug 15, 2013 at 8:59 am

Tried to download the form, however the link then says "Oops! This link appears to be broken"

Posted by Nota Telling, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 15, 2013 at 9:10 am

Page not found - nice.

Posted by Jack Ligon, a resident of Pleasanton Middle School
on Aug 15, 2013 at 10:01 am

For $15 we should be allowed at least 3 entries each. And what are the prizes and artistic fame offered. Not seeing very much of an incentive. The Harrington Gallery is for more prestigious and costs less for art (photo) entries.

Posted by Dolores Fox Ciardelli, a resident of another community
on Aug 15, 2013 at 10:24 am

Dolores Fox Ciardelli is a registered user.

The photo contest website will be live by tomorrow morning. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Dolores/Managing Editor

Posted by Agreed, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 16, 2013 at 10:09 am

As photobug and Jack both commented above, a $15 entry for one photo is pretty steep -- especially if that money is not going toward some charity fund for youth art programs or the like. I see on the contest webpage that the sponsors for the contest are the same businesses that the prizes are from, so the logical conclusion is that those "sponsors" are donating the gift cards mentioned in the prize categories. The total cash prizes of $185 are covered by 12 adult entries and one youth/student entry. Are they not expecting many participants, or are the judges paid?

Posted by Gina Channell-Allen, president of the Pleasanton Weekly
on Aug 16, 2013 at 10:47 am

Gina Channell-Allen is a registered user.

Total cash prizes equal more than $400. Three categories, two divisions and a Best of Show. And the sponsors don't donate the gift cards; they receive publicity in the form of ads, etc., which translate to ad space.

This is the first contest, so I'm not sure how many entries we will receive. I set the entry fees lower than the contests at our sister publications, since they have been doing this for a while.

I thought this would be fun for the community, since our sister pubs have great response in their contests and we have a lot of amateur photographers in the Tri-Valley and no other similar contests. This isn't intended to be a big money-maker, but I do want to cover our costs.