Park Stories Photo Contest
Share your Regional Parks photos and stories with us!
The East Bay Regional Park District in partnership with East Bay Express announces a new online photo contest, featuring park visitors’ unique stories about how the Regional Parks have affected their lives. Entries consist of a photo and message (50 words or less).
Prizes vary and will be awarded by East Bay Express. Winners will have the opportunity to see their work featured in East Bay Regional Park District and East Bay Express publications.
Remember going to the parks with mom? Send in your stories & photos in honor of Mother’s Day by May 2.
How to Enter
To enter, email your photo and story to:
Check back for new themes!
Send one photo per theme. Winners will be selected based on the creativity of the message and uniqueness / quality of the photo. EBRPD & East Bay Express staff excluded. Winners are one time only and are chosen by EBRPD & East Bay Express. Winners will be asked to sign a model release form. Prizes vary and are distributed by East Bay Express. Photos & stories cannot include content harmful to self or EBRPD grounds. Winners will be featured in the East Bay Express alternative newsweekly and in the Regional in Nature Activity Guide published by EBRPD.
Congratulations Shaun Broda, contest theme, "Earth Day - Every Day!"
"I did the trail maintenance volunteer day at Morgan Territory Regional Preserve which was sponsored by REI. I had a wonderful time meeting the rangers and getting in some good work hours amongst all the other volunteers. The event was followed by an awesome tri-tip lunch and a quick gear raffle. My only regret is that I didn't spend more time in the park after the event, as it is a great area which I need to explore more."
Congratulations Melissa Avery of Fremont, contest theme “What’s your favorite EBRPD trail?”
“Hiking at Pleasanton Ridge on Theralito Trail was wonderful. My toddlers enjoyed the vultures flying so near our heads. I won’t ever forget the quietness of the trail, my husband carrying my tutu wearing baby girl hiker in the rolling green hills, and the kids rolling in the dirt!”
Congratulations Sharon Rohwer, February 2013 winner!
Theme: “What’s the most romantic EBRPD park?”
“For hours we meandered through Briones, seemingly lost. He later told me he was merely gathering courage.
We go back every year to the resting spot where he’d wanted to kiss me. I call it our field of mustaches.
It tickles when he kisses me there now.”
Congratulations to our Marilyn Bell, our December 2012 winner!
Theme: "How do you stay fit outdoors?"
"This is a photo of my husband, Terry, and one of our two black labs.
We have lost 110 lbs between us in 16 months. A one-hour hike at Don
Castro is part our daily routine to keep healthy and fit."
Congratulations to the first winner, Becky Jaffe of Oakland!
Theme: “What are you thankful for?”
“I’m thankful for this great horned owl, talk of the trail in Claremont Canyon.
Hushed admirers congregate daily at the foot of her eucalyptus tree, attendants
at a mute sermon. As poet Mary Oliver writes, ‘It’s not size but surge that tells us
when we’re in touch with something real.’” – Becky Jaffe