Photo Contest

Youth and Teen Photography Contest

Coinciding with the “Stories Through Photography” exhibit, Healdsburg Center for the Art is holding a photography contest for Sonoma County residents between the ages of 7 and 18. 

Photos are about family. Photos are about friendships. Photos are about art and creativity. Photos are about the love of natures and all of its beauty and creatures. Photos are about history. Photos are about memories. Photos are about being.

I love looking at photos taken by young people with little or no training in photography. Each photo is like looking at a newborn child who is beautiful and unblemished, a smile that is genuine, eyes that sparkle and a mind filled with awe and curiosity. Some of these photos are spontaneous, some are more thought out and some are actually staged. Each and every one sends a message, tells a story, shares an inner feeling and, above all, reflects a child’s joy and, at times, sadness. – Frank Carrubba, juror

There are twenty-three 7-12 year old entries and five 13-18 year old entries in this years’ contest. 


Frank Carrubba, Susan Lazareschi, Cynthia Helen Beecher

This years winners are:

Age Group 7 – 12

The jurors had a difficult time selecting the Best of Age group for the 7-12 year old category – we ended up with a three way tie. 

Emilia Bilbro, Age 7, untitled
Kirby Ayotte, Age 7, untitled
Leilani Ariel Navarro, Age 11, The New Lens








Age Group 13 – 18

Kelly Needleman, Age 15, The Unexpected

All entries have been printed on 8”x10”archival paper by contest sponsor The Lab, and are on display at HCA from July 22 to September 17 and available for online viewing by clicking Photo Contest.

Best of Age Group awards, provided by contest sponsor The Weiss Family Art Scholarship Fund will be presented between 4:30 and 5:00PM on Saturday, July 22. 

Pick Your Favorite – Public voting award was presented to Leilani Ariel Navarro on September 18! Congratulations Leilani.


Theme: Capturing a story through photography
Age Groups: 7 – 12 years old and 13 – 18 years old
Best of Age Group awards: July 22, 4:30 PM
Opening Reception: July 22, 5:00 – 7:00 PMregular-font-boxed
Best of Show voting: July 22 – Sept 8
Best of Show award and exhibit closing tea: September 17, 2:00 – 4:00 PM





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