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Statewide Photo Contest for High School Students

Cash Prizes to be Awarded, Winning Entries to be Displayed at State Capitol

Sacramento CA— Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) is encouraging high school students to participate in a statewide photography contest that seeks images representing the Golden State.

The “California Through My Eyes” contest is sponsored by LegiSchool, a civic education collaboration between the California State Legislature and Sacramento State. The contest is open to current California high school students. Participants must submit a photo and a 150 word or less essay explaining why their photo represents California.

The first-place winner will receive $150 and four runners-up will receive $100 each. Winning photos and honorable mentions will be displayed at the State Capitol and featured on the LegiSchool Blog. The submission deadline is May 6, 2016.

Complete contest details and entry information can be found here. A flyer can be downloaded here.

Senator Patricia Bates represents the 36th Senate District in the California Legislature, which covers South Orange County, North San Diego County and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.