Photo Contest

Entry Form
Photo Contest Opening Day

Photo Contest Guidelines

Contest: Winning photograph will be published on the front cover of The Monthly Grapevine.

Entrants: Open to amateur photographers of any age who are Contra Costa County residents.

Entries: Photographs must be original images taken by the entrant and may not have been previously published. A high-resolution digital image must be made available upon request.

Content: The cover photos shall be color photographs that represent or typify some aspect of Contra Costa County: scenes, landscapes and activities are acceptable. People, animals, structures, etc. may also be included.

Dimensions: All photos submitted must be color and must have a vertical (portrait) orientation. Images may have minor alterations for color, contrast, etc. but may not be significantly altered, appear unnatural or have elements added or removed.

Digital image submissions: Digital images may be submitted only on photo-quality paper with image dimensions of at least 8” x 10” Portrait. Image quality must be at least 8” x 10” at 300 DPI, which is equivalent to 1500 x 2100 pixel dimensions or a photo taken with a 3.2 mega pixel camera at the largest image setting. Winning photographers must make available an electronic copy (TIFF, high quality JPEG, etc.) of the print upon request. Images that do not meet these criteria will not be considered for the cover.

Identification: All images must be accompanied by an entry form. The print must be marked with or have attached the name and telephone number and email address of the entrant. Information about the photograph should include location, date taken and any other relevant information that would be useful in writing a caption.

Deadline: Entries will be accepted through March 20, 2017. The winning photos will be displayed at the event. Deliver entries (8×10 Portrait) to:

The Monthly Grapevine, 8440 Brentwood Bvld. Suite C in Brentwood.

Judging: A committee designated by the East County Historical Society will make recommendations on the selection of winning photographs.

Winners: A brief description of the winning photos and photographers will be published in The Monthly Grapevine.

Other Uses: Entries cannot be returned. Photographs submitted to the Cover Photo Contest but not selected for the cover may be chosen for use elsewhere in The Monthly Grapevine with full credit given to the photographer.

Questions? Contact The Monthly Grapevine at (925) 634-0880 or contact us via email at

Entry Form