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LegiSchool Project has eyes for contest entrants

04-26-2011

The Center for California Studies at Sacramento State is seeking entries for the LegiSchool Project’s annual photo contest, “California Through My Eyes.”

Contestants, who must be current high school students, may document anything they perceive to represent California, whether a person or an abstract concept such as poverty or wealth, or physical objects or locales such as cities, cars, mountains and landscapes. Entries must be free of digital enhancement or manipulation and submitted as an 8-by-10-inch print in color or black and white. Students also must include an essay of 150 words or less explaining why the photo represents the state.

First prize is $100; four runners-up will receive $50 apiece. Entries must be postmarked by Friday, May 6.

The LegiSchool Project is a civic education collaboration between Sacramento State and the Legislature, and is administered by the Center for California Studies.  LegiSchool’s mission is to engage young people in matters of public policy and state government by creating opportunities for students and state leaders to meet and share ideas on issues affecting Californians.

Additional fliers and/or entry forms are available at www.csus.edu/legischool. For more information or for questions, contact Megan Thorall, LegiSchool Project Director, at thorall@csus.edu or (916) 278-7563. For media assistance, contact Public Affairs at (916) 278-6156.