Submit your pics by March 19 for a shot at prize money and the chance to be part of a Palo Alto Art Center exhibit.

2022 Peninsula Photo Contest wildlife winner (adult): Dan Fenstermacher, “Caught in the Act” 2022, Capitola, California.

Calling all shutterbugs: The annual Peninsula Photo Contest is now accepting submissions. Peninsula photographers of all ages and skill levels who live, work or attend school within the 650 area code are invited to submit entries for six different visual categories:

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

Find all the details on how to enter here. The entry deadline is Sunday, March 19, at 11:59 p.m.

2022 Peninsula Photo Contest portraits winner (youth): Jeffrey Mu, “Reflection.”

Each category offers adult and youth divisions. Winning photos and those selected for exhibition will be displayed at the Palo Alto Art Center and receive up to $500. 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. Winners will be notified by April 30. Photos will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, artistic merit and overall impact.

2022 Peninsula Photo Contest abstracts winner (adult): Reed Garber, “Underwater.”

See galleries of past winners here:

2018 Peninsula Photo Contest winners

2019 Peninsula Photo Contest winners

2020 Peninsula Photo Contest winners

2021 Peninsula Photo Contest winners

2022 Peninsula Photo Contest winners

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