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Davis, CA 95616

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Photo Contest

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Presented by the City of Davis

Get out your cameras Davis! The City of Davis is holding a photo contest and you are invited to enter your best images of Davis.

We invite you to capture what is special to you about the community and enter your best images into the Best of Davis photo contest.  Photos can be representative of Davis history, community life, open space, recreation, arts, culture, or anything that embodies the spirit of what living in Davis means.

Age Groups: 6-12 • 13-17 • 18+

Accepting submissions: February 5 through March 30, 2018 (Deadline Extended!).
Online Contest Entry Form.

What makes a photograph a winner? Technical quality, clarity and composition are all important, but so is a flair for the unexpected and the ability to capture a picture-perfect moment. Contest entries will be judged on overall quality, creativity and how well the photograph portrays the City of Davis. The contest is open to all photographers. (City employees and their families are not eligible to enter). Parental consent for minors in the 6 – 12 category is required to participate in the contest. View the complete contest rules.

Category winners will be  recognized at a City of Davis Council meeting. All submissions may be used in future City of Davis marketing and promotional materials as well as displayed on the City of Davis website.

Submission Requirements:

Digital source (camera, phone, media device):

  1. JPG digital format.
  2. Set at no less than 5 megapixels high resolution.
    (To determine if your image meets the 5 megapixel requirement, simply multiply the vertical and horizontal pixel dimensions together, and if the result is larger than 5,000,000 your image size is large enough).

Digitally scanned from a non-digital source:

  1. JPG digital format.
  2. File size between 3 megabytes (minimum) and 9 megabytes (maximum at 300 dpi (dots per inch)).

Watermarks. The City of Davis prefers to receive entries without watermarks. If you choose to submit an entry with a watermark, please make it small and place it on the edge of the image. The City of Davis reserves the right to remove watermarked entries from the contest.

Please be sure to review the complete photo contest rules.