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Residents give city their best shots

Photo contest entries due Aug. 3
By: Sydney Maynard, Press Tribune Intern
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The fourth annual Roseville photo contest is under way. It started at the beginning of June and ends Aug. 3.

The contest is organized by the city and serves as an inexpensive way for Roseville residents to be involved in the community.

“(Because of) budgets, (we) had to quit doing it (but) things are getting better,” said Lon Peterson, e-Government Ad-ministrator and organizer of the contest.

In previous years, the contest was composed of four categories: 18 and under black and white, 18 and under color, 18 and over black and white and 18 and over color. This year there are no categories regarding age, only pictures. Pictures submitted are judged within the categories of great outdoors, people, culture, celebrations, sports, local heroes, business and professional. Multiple pictures taken by a photographer can be entered into the same category but individual pictures can only contain one category.

Pictures must be taken within Roseville city limits and meet other requirements in order to be submitted. All photos must be submitted in the form of digital media.

Peterson, along with other judges, will look over the entries and pick winners as well as pictures for upcoming magazines.

“What we do a lot of time (is) we try to use contest photo pictures (in our recreation guide) that highlight people involved in our parks,” Peterson said. “(We) normally will send emails to whoever submitted it to let them know we used it.”

Once winners are chosen, three types of awards will be given out. Category winners receive $50, “Best of the Best” receives $100 and “Fan Favorite” receives $150.

Fan Favorite entries will be posted on the Roseville Park, Recreation & Events Facebook page so people can vote. Voting begins Aug. 10 and closes Aug. 31.

Diane Pizzo, 72, was the 2007 grand prize winner and plans to enter the contest again this year.

Pizzo had pictures win three years in a row and was even interviewed for TV.

“I think it’s so wonderful that they bring in the community in this way,” Pizzo said. “Not everybody is interested in (it) but a lot of people are — senior citizens in particular.”

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Photo contest

Submit photos to:

• Riley Library, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd.

• Maidu Museum & Historic Site, 1970 Johnson Ranch Drive

• Parks & Recreation Office in Roseville Civic Center, 311 Vernon St.

Media 10MB or under can be emailed to photocontest@roseville.ca.us. All entries are due by Aug. 3. For more information on guidelines and specifications, visit www.roseville.ca.us/photocontest/.