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Take A Shot Photography Contest

Contest Information

To celebrate what makes Roseville great, we are holding a photography contest. Anyone who takes photos in the Roseville city limits is eligible to compete in the "Take A Shot" photo contest. The photos do not have to be taken during a specified time frame, but should appear current. Photographers who have earned an income from the sale of past print or digital images are only eligible to compete in the Professional Category.

There are eight categories for entry and photographers must identify in which category they would like to compete. Only one category per photo is accepted. You may submit multiple photos on various categories; however, photographers may only win in one category.

  • Downtown Roseville
    Town Square, Historic Old Town
  • The Great Outdoors
    Parks, Landscape, Nature, Bikeways, Trails
  • People
    Kids, Family, Friends
  • Business & Culture
    Arts, Museums, Libraries, Buildings, Commerce
  • Celebrations
    Downtown Holiday Celebration, Events, Parades
  • Sports
    Little League, Softball, Swimming, Fun Runs, Biking
  • Local Heroes
    Police, Volunteers, Firefighters, Lifeguards, Teachers
  • Professional
    Any subject by photographers who have earned income from the sale of print or digital images.


Category Winners - $50
Judges choose a winner from each category.

Best of the Best - $100
Judges select overall best photo from the category winners.p>

Fan Favorite - $150
After submitting all photos in appropriate categories, submitters choose one photograph to compete for Fan Favorite. The file name of your Fan Favorite nominee must be listed on the entry form. Fan Favorite photos and photgraphers names will be posted on the Roseville Park, Recreation & Events Facebook page. The photo with the most "likes" wins. Voting begins on Friday, February 7th and closes on Friday, February 28th.

Submitting Photographs

All photos entered must be in a digital format. Entries must be accompanied by a completed contest entry form.  There are no limits on entries; submit as many digital photographs as you wish. If you are submitting in multiple categories, you must indicate the category name in the file or folder name. Only one category per photo. Entries are due January 31st.

The minimum resolution is 300 dpi (dots per inch). The best option is to keep the photograph at its original resolution - high resolution is preferred. Minor digital enhancements are permitted, but images that have been significantly modified or appear unnatural will be disqualified.

There are multiple places to submit your CD/DVD (during business hours):

Riley Library
1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd, 95747

Maidu Museum & Historic Site
1970 Johnson Ranch Dr, 95661

Roseville Civic Center
Parks & Recreation Office
311 Vernon St, 95678

If you would like to mail your entry, address to:
Pam Allen
City of Roseville
Parks, Recreation & Libraries
311 Vernon St, 95678


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