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County Parks Calendar Contest

Published on: 3/15/2021 11:37 AM
California is a beautiful state to photograph any time of year and we have so much to enjoy here in Santa Clara County Parks.

If you enjoy outdoor photography and want to submit your best photos taken in Santa Clara County's 28 magnificent parks, enter our calendar contest. Twelve winning images will be used in our first 2022 Calendar with 100 percent of the proceeds going to support the Parks.

This photo contest is a friendly competition where all are welcome. Whether taken on a cell phone or with professional camera equipment, send us your “WOW” shots. Our goal is to collect images capturing a moment in time found in nature. This includes shots depicting all four seasons, flora and fauna, people using our parks, and open spaces (landscapes, trails and vistas). Send up to four photos that best represent Santa Clara County Parks.

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Winners will receive a Custom Embroidered Super Soft Blanket , a 2022 County Parks calendar, and bragging rights. One prize per winning participant.



  1. Contest runs March 15, 2021 - August 31, 2021.
  2. Photos must be taken in a public use area at a Santa Clara County Park.
  3. Four-image limit per participant.
  4. Photos must be horizontal (landscape) format.
  5. Photo submissions must be original high resolution black & white or color files direct from your camera or phone. Do not compress or digitally up-sample submissions. Minor photo retouching or color correction is fine.
  6. OPTIONAL: Post your photos on our social media: Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. Tag the photo with #SCCParksCalendar​.
  7. Images containing recognizable people or faces must be submitted with a signed talent release form by those people giving Parks permission to use their images. Talent releases are not required if the faces are unrecognizable or their backs are to the camera. Download the Talent Release form.
  8. Ready? Enter your photos in the Calendar Contest​.​​

Download PHOTO TIPS​ for suggestions how to maximize the quality of your images.​




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