The Best of Davis Photo Contest

Get out your cameras Davis!

The City of Davis is holding its fourth annual photo contest and you are invited to enter your best images of Davis.


Submission Details:

As the City is approaching its Centennial Celebration in 2017, we invite you to capture what is special to you about the community and enter your best images into the fourth annual Best of Davis photo contest.  Photos can be representative of Davis history, community life, open space, recreation, arts, culture, or anything that embodies the spirit of what living in Davis means.

Categories - Age Groups:  6-11 • 12-17 • 18+

Accepting submissions: Entry Deadline Extended to October 28, 2016.

What makes a photograph a winner? Technical quality, clarity and composition are all important, but so is a flair for the unexpected and the ability to capture a picture-perfect moment. Contest entries will be judged on overall quality, creativity and how well the photograph portrays the community of Davis. The contest is open to all photographers, with the exception of City of Davis employees and their families.

Contest Judges:

  • Carol Smith, Commissioner, City of Davis Civic Arts Commission
  • Tyler Mitchell, Professional Photographer and Re-touch Artist
  • Fred Gladdis, Davis Enterprise Photographer
  • Alan Humason, Executive Director of Yolo County Visitors Bureau

Category winners will be announced in November and will be recognized at a future City of Davis Council meeting. All submissions may be used in future City of Davis marketing and promotional materials as well as displayed on the City of Davis website.

The City reserves the right not to judge a submission if the entry form is incomplete. View the contest rules.

For more information, please contact Carrie Dyer at or (530) 757-5602.