2022 Photo Contest

Presented by the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation


The Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation’s Annual Photo Contest has returned with a bang! By allowing online entries and waiving the entry fee, the MTRP Foundation achieved its goal of making the contest more accessible and having more participants. This year, we received 295 submissions from as many photographers and our three judges selected 120 photos to be on display at the Visitor Center.

The exhibition is open to the public and is on view from May 7 – June 17 during the Center’s regular hours, 9am-5pm daily. Come by before June 4 to cast your ballot for the People’s Choice Award! People’s Choice voting can only be done in person and is limited to one vote per person. The photo contest winners, including People’s Choice and Best in Show, will be announced at the awards ceremony.

The Photo Contest Awards Ceremony will take place on Sunday, June 5 at 2pm, also at the Visitor Center. Registration is not required for the event, but seating is limited in our theater so please be aware that you may not get a seat. Please allow time for parking and plan to perhaps walk from the overflow parking lot on Jackson Drive and Mission Gorge Road as parking is impacted on weekends. The program will begin at approximately 2:15pm.

After a two-year suspension due to the pandemic, we’re pleased to stage the 28th MTRP Photo Contest, and proud to share the unique perspectives of the MTRP community. Due to overwhelming response, not all the contest entries can be shown at the Visitor Center, but those all that followed the contest rules are featured in the gallery below.

Many thanks to our judges, Julia Dixon-Evans, Dolwain Green, and Rick Wiley, as well as the MTRP Foundation’s student intern, Izzy Capinski, for their contributions to this year’s photo contest.

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, follow us on Facebook and Instagram. You make also sign up to receive E-mail updates from the park by clicking here.

Adults: Animals

Adults: Landscapes

Adults: People

Adults: Plants

Kids: 12 and Under

Teens: Animals

Teens: Landscapes

Teens: Plants


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