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Peninsula Photography Contest Celebrates Local Photographers
Winning Photos to be Exhibited at Palo Alto Art Center in May
Contact : Ken Heiman, Marketing Coordinator    6506173511
Paige Parsons, Reunited, 2018 Moments Adult winnerNatasha Thompson, Baby Clown, 2018 The Natural  World Youth winner

PALO ALTO, CA– Photographers throughout the Peninsula region will be competing for Best in Show during this year’s Peninsula Photography Contest, sponsored by the Palo Alto Art Center, the Palo Alto Weekly, and The competition is open to all individuals who live, work, or attend school in any city within the 650 area code.

The photo contest will feature six categories for Youth and Adult: Nocturnal, Portraits, Abstract, Moments, Travel, and The Natural World. Registration for the competition is now open and the deadline for submissions is March 25, 11:59 PST. Winners will be notified by April 14, and the winning photos will be exhibited at the Palo Alto Art Center from May 21-June 23.

Entry images will also appear on Palo Alto Online, 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.

”Photography is a medium that continues to inspire so many community members,” says Palo Alto Art Center Director Karen Kienzle. “The Palo Alto Art Center is honored to host this annual opportunity to celebrate the diversity and creativity of local photographers.”

Palo Alto Weekly Publisher Bill Johnson says, “Every year I’m amazed by the incredible artistry, creativity, whimsy and impeccable timing in the images local photographers produce. I can't wait to see what photographers submit this year."

The contest is open to all photographers, including professionals, amateurs, and hobbyists of all ages. Adults 18 years and older must enter the adult division, while youth 17 years and younger may enter either the youth or adult divisions.

Submission guidelines and more information may be found at:

About the Palo Alto Art Center:
The Palo Alto Art Center is your place to discover art. See, make, and be inspired because everyone is anartist. Created by the community, for the community in 1971, the Palo Alto Art Center provides anaccessible and welcoming place to engage with art. We serve approximately 140,000 people every yearthrough a diverse range of programs.

The Palo Alto Art Center, Division of Arts and Sciences, City of Palo Alto is funded in part by grants from Silicon Valley Creates and the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation. The Palo Alto Art Center Foundation gratefully acknowledges support from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Yellow Chair Foundation, private donations, and members.

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