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Kids and adults are encouraged to enter photos by April 15 deadline


March 9, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – Mission Trails Regional Park, a 6,150-acre jewel in the County’s park system, seeks entries in its 19th annual Annual Photography Contest. All photos must be taken within Mission Trails Regional Park from an authorized trail or have the Park as the subject.


So grab your camera and go take a hike—you just may win a prize of up to $100—and have your masterpiece displayed in the Visitor & Interpretative Center.

“We are very interested in having a great participation from our children’s division,” said Jay Wilson, executive director of the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation.


The contest includes separate divisions for adults and youths under 18. Black and white as well as color entries are accepted. Entry fee is $5. Electronic submissions are not accepted; entries must be mailed or delivered to the Visitor & Interpretive Center by the deadline at 5 p.m. on April 16th. All entries must be mounted; see entry form for details. 


For adults, categories are scenic view, people, flora and fauna for both color and black and white divisions. For youths, there are just two categories: color and black and white. In addition to awards for first place in each category, honors for Best of Show and People’s Choice will be awarded. 

Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at a reception May 22 from 2-4 p.m. at the Visitor and Interpretive Center. Winning entries will be displayed April 24-May 30.  The contest is open to amateur photographers only; past winners are excluded.


For more information on Mission Trails Regional Park, and to sign up for the Park’s free newsletter to keep up on events and activities such as this one, visit

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