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LegiSchool Project seeks photo contest entries


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The theme of this year’s annual LegiSchool photo contest is “California Through My Eyes.” Eligibility is limited to current California high school students, including 2014 graduates.

The LegiSchool Project is a civic education collaboration between Sacramento State and the California Legislature, administered by the Center for California Studies. 

Students are being asked how they envision California: Farms or mountains? People or prairies? High-rise buildings or wide-open spaces? They are to step behind the camera lens and capture an image that represents California. The photo can be of a person, place or thing. Entrants are asked to be creative and submit the following:

  • One original 8-by-10-inch photograph that you have taken (color or black and white), printed on photo paper.
  • An entry label attached to the back, right-hand corner of your photo.
  • Permission form, signed and initialed.

Essays must be 150 words or fewer, explaining why you feel your photo represents California.

The winner will receive $150, and four runners-up will receive $100 each. All entries will remain the property of the LegiSchool Project for the purpose of display.

Mail the entry to: The LegiSchool Project, Center for California Studies, Sacramento State, 6000 J St., Sacramento CA 95819-6081

The entry label and permission form can be found at: Entries must be postmarked by Friday, May 9.

For media assistance, contact Sacramento State’s Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156. – Alan Miller