The City of Dublin recently held its 4th Annual "Nature in Our Backyard" Photography Contest as part of Dublin Pride Week activities. The City received over 100 beautiful photographs of landscapes and natural wildlife, taken in Dublin in the past year. A panel of judges selected the top ten photographs, which were then posted on the City's website for a community vote. The top four vote-getters were chosen for awards.
Photographer Catherine Treyes was named the Grand Prize winner with her photograph, "Golden Hour." First Place went to Monique Richardson for her photograph, "We Shine Together." Amit Srivastava won Second Place with the photograph, "Here to Help," and Shawna S. was declared the Third Place winner with her photograph entitled, "Bluebird." All photos can be viewed at www.dublin.ca.gov/photocontest.
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.