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LegiSchool sponsors photo contest


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High school students across the state are invited to step behind the lens and capture photos that represent California for the 2012 LegiSchool Photo Contest: “California Through My Eyes.”

Images can be of items big or small, landscapes, people, places, buildings and action shots, as long as it answers the question: What represents California to you? An essay of 150 or fewer words explaining why the photo represents the state must accompany each entry.

Photographs must be original, with no digital enhancement or manipulation, 8 by10 inches and can be black-and-white or color.

First place receives $100 and four runners-up will receive $50 each.

Entries must be postmarked by Friday, May 4. Additional information and entry forms are available here.

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.

For more information, contact Megan Thorall at or (916) 278-7563. For media assistance, call Sacramento State’s Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.

– Craig Koscho