"Nature in Our Backyard" Photography Contest

Enter the "Nature in Our Backyard" Photography Contest

Show your love of the community by participating in Dublin's "Nature in Our Backyard" Photography Contest. Submit your creek, wildlife, and natural park photo taken in Dublin to win prizes and City recognition. Photos must have been taken within the last 12 months (no earlier than April 1, 2022).

The deadline to submit pictures is no later than 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 2, 2023.

Winners will receive gift certificates to Mike's Camera. The Grand Prize winner will receive a $200 gift certificate; the First-Place winner will receive a $100 gift certificate; the Second-Place winner will receive a $50 certificate; and the Third-Place winner will receive a $25 gift certificate. In addition, all of the top four winners will receive certificates of recognition from the City of Dublin at a City Council meeting; be featured on the City of Dublin website; receive a metal print of their picture from Mike's Camera in Dublin; and their photographs will be displayed in the lobby of City Hall.

Photo Guidelines:

• Photographer does not need to be a Dublin resident, but the submission must be a photograph taken in Dublin, CA. 

• Location of where the photograph was taken must be included.

• Photographs should represent the scene that is photographed; no removal or insertion of objects using software. It is acceptable to change the exposure or use software to highlight various parts of a photograph. 

•  Photographs must have been taken within the last 12 months (generally, April to April). 

•  Limit of five (5) entries per individual. One form submission is required for each photograph.

•  A panel of judges will narrow contest submission down to the top then. The community will be asked to decide the final winners through an online survey.


2022 Photography Contest Winners 

 Grand Prize: Catherine Treyes, "Golden Hour" 
 Location: Calaveras Ridge Trail

Sunset behind wild plants

 First Place
: Monique Richardson, "We Shine Together"
 Location: Private Residence (Canterbury Lane)

Two Sunflowers

 Second Place: Amit Srivastava, "Here to Help"
 Location: Fallon Rd & Cydonia Ct.

White, Black, and Brown Goats

 Third Place: Shawna S., "Blue Bird"
 Location: Along Tassajara Road.

Blue Bird on Post

 *The City of Dublin reserves the right to display and of the submitted photographs on the City website and other City media to help promote the City in perpetuity.  Photographers will receive credit when photographs are used.