28th Annual Mission Trails Regional Park Photo Contest


Presented by the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation

Contest entries accepted: March 1– April 1, 2022
Awards reception: June 5, 2022, 2-4 PM at the MTRP Visitor Center
Categories for adults and teens: Plants | Animals | Landscapes | People
Open category for children 12 and younger


  • $100 Best of Show
  • $75 People’s Choice
  • $50 Each First Place


The Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation’s annual photo contest is back from a two-year hiatus, and we have some exciting news to share! This year, for the first time, we will accept photo submissions online and we have also waived the entry fee! If you prefer to submit a printed and mounted photo instead of uploading your entry, you may do so. Physical entries MUST be submitted on an 8″ x10″ lightweight foam board, no thicker than ¼” and printed with a matte finish, not glossy. Both the online and physical entries can be submitted March 1- April 1, 2022.

This contest is for amateur/non-professional photographers only. Photos must be taken within Mission Trails Regional Park from an authorized trail and have MTRP as their subject. For full rules and instructions on how to enter, please click here. If you are submitting a physical entry, please download, print, and complete this form and bring it to the Visitor Center with your printed and mounted piece. Do note that providing a physical entry does not guarantee that your work will be shown at the Visitor Center.

Selected entries will be printed and mounted by the MTRP Foundation and will be on view at the Visitor Center from May 7 – June 17, 2022. Those not shown at the Visitor Center will be available for viewing through a link on the MTRP website beginning on May 7, 2022.

Please read the Contest Rules before submitting your photo. If you do not follow the guidelines, your photo may be disqualified without notice.

The MTRP Photo Contest awards reception will take place at the Visitor Center on Sunday, June 5, from 2-4 PM. All are welcome to attend!

Questions? If you don’t see the answer in the Contest Rules, email events@mtrp.org. Due to the volume of messages, please allow a few business days for a reply from MTRP Foundation staff. Thank you.

We invite you to share your favorite Mission Trails photos on social media and post using the hashtag #missiontrailsregionalpark. We often share park users’ photos on the MTRP social media accounts.

To stay connected with MTRP, we invite you to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. You make also sign up to receive E-mail updates from the park by clicking here.

Photographers above, l-r: Juliana Rintoul, Shinsuke Noda, Victor Tubesing, Brian Wright, John Baretta.

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