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Photo by Darin Sefcik:  First place winner in East County Magazine's 2013 photography competition


March 15,  2017 (Santee) -- Assemblyman Randy Voepel (R-Santee) and East County Magazine announced today that they are hosting a photography contest that features photographs taken in San Diego’s East County.  The winning photographs will be displayed in Assemblyman Randy Voepel’s Capitol Office and published in East County Magazine.  Categories include wildlife, landscapes, cities and towns, activities, and people. 

“Eastern San Diego County is full of beautiful scenery and iconic landmarks, and I can’t wait to showcase photos of our wonderful community in our State’s Capitol,” Voepel said.  

Miriam Raftery, Editor of East County Magazine said, “We’re pleased to partner with Assemblyman Voepel to showcase the best of East County’s beautiful scenery, unique communities, people, wildlife, and activities.” 

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All entries must be received by April 30, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. to be eligible.  Each photograph must be submitted in .JPG or .GIF format and cannot exceed 4 MB in size.  All photographers grant a non-exclusive right to East County Magazine to publish winning photo on its website, online archive and e-newsletter, and for Assemblyman Voepel to display winning photos at the capitol and in his newsletter.  Any photos showing a recognizable image of a person must include a model release allowing publication in the places listed in the rights above; if person shown is under 18, model release must be signed by a parent.  Photographs must be taken in San Diego’s East County.  Please submit all photographs with your name, title of your photograph, address, and phone number to and be sure to cc:

Assemblyman Randy Voepel represents the 71st Assembly District, which includes the communities of eastern San Diego County, including Alpine, Borrego Springs, Casa de Oro - Mount Helix, El Cajon, Lakeside, Ramona, Rancho San Diego, Santee and Spring Valley; and southern Riverside County, including Anza, Aguanga, Idyllwild-Pine Cove, Lake Riverside and Mountain Center.

East County Magazine, published by the nonprofit Heartland Coalition, covers San Diego's inland region and has won 97 journalism awards. View winners in our last photography competition at



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