Tuolumne County Digital Photography Contest
Choose from various categories to showcase your creativity. Capture the beauty of ‘Nature’ or the excitement of ‘Sports’. Portray ‘Portraits’, ‘Animals’, ‘Beyond Tuolumne County’, or ‘CaliforniaStreaming Category’. Show your perspective and get inspired!
- Nature: Capture nature’s beauty and wonder in Tuolumne County and beyond. This category can include landscapes, wildlife, and plant life.
- Community Where I Live: Showcase the unique aspects of the local community within Tuolumne County. It might involve photos of landmarks, events, or people that define our community.
- Animals: Focus on the animal kingdom, including pets, wildlife, and farm animals. It’s an opportunity to celebrate the diverse fauna of the region.
- Portrait (Family & Friends): Capture the people who make up the community. It can include portraits of family members, friends, and neighbors, showcasing human connections.
- Sports: Action shots and sports-related photographs highlighting the athleticism and energy of local sports and outdoor activities.
- Beyond Tuolumne County: Capture the essence and beauty of places, people, and experiences outside Tuolumne Count and perspectives from a wider world.
- CaliforniaStreaming Category: For students wishing to participate in the Statewide CaliforniaStreaming Photo Contest, teachers may also submit student work directly on the CaliforniaStreaming Website. This year’s theme is “Adventure.” An additional entry form and a brief essay or expanded caption are required for the CaliforniaStreaming Contest.
Guidelines & Rules
- Students in grades 5-12 from Tuolumne County public and participating private schools are eligible.
- Photographs (and any editing) must be the original work of the individual receiving credit.
- An entry can be edited to include multiple photographs, but all photographs must be the original work of the individual receiving credit.
- Text and other graphical elements added to a photograph must be the original work of the individual receiving credit. Please remember this is a photography contest, so text and visual elements should not detract from the photograph.
- Photographs must be submitted by the student’s parent/guardian, who verifies by submission that the work is ORIGINAL, not copies of published photographs or photographs taken by non-eligible individuals.
- Students may submit one photograph but may enter it into multiple categories.
- Photographs must meet the submission deadline.
- Photographs that are submitted give TCSOS the right to use in print and digital materials and to share on the TCSOS website and print media.