Show off your imagery in our annual local competition and compete to win cash prizes!

2020 Honorable Mention: “Tiger Leg Monkey Frog Climbing Heliconia” by Geoffrey Brooks

Focus! The Six Fifty’s Peninsula Photo Contest is back.

THE SIX FIFTY StaffFollowFeb 19 · 4 min read

Show off your imagery in our annual local competition and compete to win cash prizes!

SF Peninsula photographers of all ages and skill levels who live, work or attend school within the 650 area codeare invited to submit entries for six different visual categories:

  • Abstract
  • Landscapes
  • Moments
  • Portraits
  • Travel
  • Wildlife

Click here for full information on rules and entry guidelines

Clockwise from top left: 2018 Honorable Mention: “The Fundamentals of Baseball” by Jennifer Fraser; 2019 Honorable Mention: “Fantastic Voyage” by Mira Zaslove; Best in Show/Travel Winner: “Laundry Day” by Teri Vershel; 2019 Youth Travel winner: “Amer Fort” by Sahana Singh

Each category offers Adult and Youth divisions. Winning photos and those selected for exhibition will be displayed at the Palo Alto Art Center. Winning images will also appear on Palo Alto Online and its social media accounts and on, as well as the Palo Alto Art Center’s publications, website, social media and promotions. A selection of winning photos will also be published in the Palo Alto Weekly.

Top winners will receive cash prizes for their work.

Entry deadline is Monday, March 22, 2021 at 11:59 p.m PST.

Clockwise from top: 2018 Best in Show and Travel Winner: “Beautiful Chaos” by Dan Fenstermacher; 2018 Honorable Mention: “Fog Dew” by Melissa Brookmire; 2019 Honorable Mention: “A Moment of Reflection” by Andrew Valencia Yan; 2018 Honorable Mention: “Wire Coral” by Joel Simon.

See galleries of past winners here:

2018 Peninsula Photo Contest Winners

2019 Peninsula Photo Contest Winners

2020 Peninsula Photo Contest Winners

2018 Honorable Mention: “Crepe Poppy” by Mark Gerow

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